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Sooty Mangabey Male Skull measures 145mm or 5.9 inches. Sooty Mangabey Male Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Cast of an original California Academy of Sciences. Scientific name is cercocebus atys. Our precise 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 Sooty Mangabey or Cercocebus atys is native to tropical West Africa, being found in Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast. It lives in both old growth and secondary forests as well as in flooded, dry, swamp, mangrove, and gallery forests.
The primate is arboreal and diurnal. Sooty Mangabey or Cercocebus atys are omnivores whose diet includes primarily fruits and seeds, sometimes feeding on small animals. They live in social groups of four to twelve individuals, but occasionally groups as large as 95 individuals have been recorded.
Sooty Mangabey or Cercocebus atys are naturally infected with a strain of Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV), known as SIVsmm. Due to extensive human-mangabey contact in sub-Saharan Africa, SIVsmm has jumped from this species into humans on many occasions, resulting in HIV-2 virus. The HIV-1 strain by contrast came from the common chimpanzee strain of SIV.
The Sooty Mangabey or Cercocebus atys can also contract leprosy, as can humans, the nine-banded armadillo, the common chimpanzee, and the crab-eating macaque.
The Sooty Mangabey or Cercocebus atys is believed to be decreasing in numbers as its forest habitat is degraded, with trees being felled for firewood and timber, and it is hunted for food in some parts of its range. It is more terrestrial than some of its relatives and sometimes raids farms, which brings it into conflict with humans. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has assessed its conservation status as “near-threatened”.
The Sooty Mangabey or Cercocebus atys is native to tropical West Africa, being found in Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Ivory Coast. Sooty mangabey’s inhabit both old growth and secondary forests as well as in flooded, dry, swamp, mangrove, and gallery forests.
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