Vervet Monkey Female Skull

$182.00

The Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus), or simply Vervet, is an Old World monkey of the family Cercopithecidae native to Africa. The term “vervet” is also used to refer to all the members of the genus Chlorocebus.

Description

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

The Vervet green monkey or Chlorocebus pygerythrus, or simply Vervet, is an Old World monkey of the family Cercopithecidae native to Africa. The term “Vervet” is also used to refer to all the members of the genus Chlorocebus or the green monkey is found almost exclusively in West Africa. It ranges from Senegal to the White Volta River in Ghana and can be found in many other African nations.

Vervet monkeys or Chlorocebus pygerythrus have four confirmed predators: leopards, eagles, pythons, and baboons. The sighting of each predator elicits an acoustically distinct alarm call. As infants Vervets learn to make the variety of calls from observation alone, without explicit tutelage.

The Vervet monkey or Chlorocebus pygerythrus eats a primarily herbivorous diet, living mostly on wild fruits, flowers, leaves, seeds, and seed pods. In agricultural areas, Vervets become problem animals, as they will raid bean crops, peas, young tobacco plants, vegetables, fruit, and various grain crops.

Carnivorous aspects of the Vervet monkey or Chlorocebus pygerythrus diet include grasshoppers and termites. Raids of cattle egrets and weaver bird nests have been observed where the Vervets will eat the eggs and chicks.

Vervet monkeys or Chlorocebus pygerythrus have four confirmed predators: leopards, eagles, pythons, and baboons. The sighting of each predator elicits an acoustically distinct alarm call. As infants, vervets learn to make the variety of calls from observation alone, without explicit tutelage.

In experimentation with unreliable signalers, individuals became habituated to incorrect calls from a specific individual. Though the response was lessened for a specific predator, if an unreliable individual gives an alarm call for a different predator, group members respond as if the alarm caller is, in fact, reliable.

This suggests Vervet monkeys or Chlorocebus pygerythrus are able to recognize and to respond to not only the individual calling, but also to the semantics of what the individual is communicating.

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Additional information

Weight 2.5 lbs
Dimensions 3.5 in
Vervet Monkey Facts

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