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Mandrill Monkey Hind Nail measures .7 inches. Mandrill Monkey Hind Nail is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Nail replica is left hind nail.
The Mandrill Monkey or Mandrillus sphinx has an olive green or dark grey pelage with yellow and black bands and a white belly.
Its hairless face has an elongated muzzle with distinctive characteristics, such as a red stripe down the middle and protruding blue ridges on the sides. It also has red nostrils and lips, a yellow beard and white tufts.
The coloration of the Mandrill Monkey or Mandrillus sphinx is more pronounced in dominant adult males. Both sexes have chest glands, which are used in olfactory communication. These, too, are more prominent in dominant adult males. Males also have longer canines than females, which can be up to 2.50 in. and 1.0 cm.
The Mandrill Monkey or Mandrillus sphinx is an omnivore. They usually consume plants, of which it eats over a hundred species. They prefer to eat fruits, but will also eat leaves, lianas, bark, stems, and fibers. It also consumes mushrooms and soil.
Carnivorously, Mandrills mostly eat invertebrates, particularly ants, beetles, termites, crickets, spiders, snails, and scorpions. It will also eat eggs, and even vertebrates such as birds, tortoises, frogs, porcupines, rats, and shrews.
Mandrills likely will eat larger vertebrates when they have the opportunity, such as juvenile Bay Duikers and other small antelope. Large prey are likely killed with a bite to the nape with the Mandrill Baboons long canines.
The Mandrill Monkey is found primarily in southern Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Congo, and Gabon. Their range may also include Nigeria.
Its distribution is bounded by the Sanaga River to the north and the Ogooué and White Rivers to the east. Recent research suggests that mandrill populations north and south of the Ogooué river are so genetically different as to be separate subspecies.
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