Mona Monkey Female Skull

$182.00

The Mona Monkey is a common and adaptable species. Its natural forest habitat has been impacted by much habitat destruction and it suffers from being hunted for food. Mona monkey or Cercopitecus mona are omnivorous. Most of their diet consists of fruits.

Description

Mona Monkey Female Skull Replica measures 3.5 inches. Mona Monkey Female Skull is museum quality polyurethane resin cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw). Made in USA. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

Cercopitecus mona From African mangroves, Ghana to Cameroon. The Mona monkey is an Old World monkey that lives in western Africa between Ghana and Cameroon.

They can also be found on the island of Grenada as it was transported to the island aboard slave ships headed to the New World during the 18th century.

Cercopithecus mona is a small Old World guenon monkey with a body length of 32 to 53 cm and a long tail of 67 to 90 cm. Individuals are colorful. The dorsal fur is red-brown to brown-agouti.

Mona Monkey or Cercopitecus mona ventral surface and buttocks are white. The upper half of the face is bluish-gray with a white band on the forehead. Eyebrows are dark, and the snout is pinkish. Around the face, the hair is yellow with a dark stripe running from between the eyes to the ears.

The cheeks are greyish-yellow and the lips are white. Other prominent features of the Cercopitecus mona are the long thick sideburns and white long tufts on the ears. The tail is near black on top with grey underneath and the tail tip is black. The Mona monkey or Cercopitecus mona lives in groups of up to thirty-five in forests.

Mona monkey or Cercopitecus mona are omnivorous. Most of their diet consists of fruits. In addition to eating fruit, they may also feed on sprouts, young leaves, and invertebrates.

Of all species in the genus Cercopithecus, the Mona monkey eats the greatest proportion of insects and least of leaves.

They store their food in cheek pouches. The capacity of these pouches is almost as large as that of the stomach. The pouches extend from the lower teeth to both sides of the neck. The cusps on the teeth are good for grinding food, which suits the diverse diet of this species.

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Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 3.5 in
Mona Monkey Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Cercopithecus
Species: C. mona
Binomial name: Cercopithecus mona
Conservation status: Least concern