Description

Red-Eared Monkey Skull Replica measures 2.0 inches. Red-Eared Monkey Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane resin cast. Made in USA. Our percise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw).

The Red-eared guenon, red-eared monkey, russet-eared guenon or Cercopithecus erythrotis is a species of primate in the family Cercopithecidae. It is found in Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, and Nigeria. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss, illegal bushmeat hunting and pet trade.

The Red-eared monkey or Cercopithecus erythrotis is a small, colorful monkey with distinctive facial markings which include blue fur around its eyes, a brick-red nose and ears, and yellow cheeks. The silky fur on the body consists of banded brown and pale hairs with grey limbs and a long, red tail. The long tails are partially prehensile and are used by infants to cling to the female.

Cercopithecus erythrotis is an unobtrusive species which produces a quiet trill, unlike the loud long-distance calls made by other guenons. Males average 420 mm head and body length, with a 609 mm long tail, females are smaller with a mean head and body length of 384 mm and an average tail length of 553 mm.

Cercopithecus erythrotis is omnivorous and has been recorded eating fruit, leaves, shoots and insects, the latter are important for nutrition, especially for pregnant and lactating females. The red-eared guenon normally forms groups consisting of at least one adult male and around ten females with young which are not as hierarchical as some primate societies.

The Red-eared monkey or Cercopithecus erythrotis is threatened by deforestation and by the bushmeat trade, particularly on Bioko, where it is frequently recorded in bushmeat market in Malabo. In 2006, it was estimated that about 3,400 red-eared guenons are hunted yearly in the Cross-Sanaga-Bioko coastal forests for the bushmeat trade.

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Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 2.0 in
Red-Eared Monkey Facts

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Cercopithecus
Species: C. erythrotis
Binomial name: Cercopithecus erythrotis
Conservation statusL Vulnerable