New Monkey Found in Congo

A new species of monkey has been identified in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in central Africa. Although the monkey is well known to local hunters, who call it the lesula, it had been unknown to science. Cercopithecus lomamiensis, as it has been named, is similar to its close relative, Cercopithecus hamlyni, the owl-faced monkey, but has different coloring that helped scientists first identify it as a possible new species. The lesula, which inhabits the remote jungles of central Congo, is the just the second new species of monkey found in 28 years. More… Discuss

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