Campbell's mona monkey

Campbell's mona monkey
Campbell's mona monkey[1]
Campbell's Mona Monkey in Twycross Zoo, England.
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Cercopithecus
Species: C. campbelli
Binomial name
Cercopithecus campbelli
Waterhouse, 1838
Geographic distribution

Campbell's mona monkey (Cercopithecus campbelli), also known as Campbell's guenon and Campbell's monkey, is a species of primate in the Cercopithecidae family. It is found in Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Senegal, and Sierra Leone.[2]

2009 studies have suggested that this species has one of the more advanced forms of animal communication, with a rudimentary syntax.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ Groves, C. (2005). Wilson, D. E., & Reeder, D. M, eds. ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 155. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ a b Oates, J. F., Gippoliti, S. & Groves, C. P. (2008). Cercopithecus campbelli. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 4 January 2009.
  3. ^ Rudiments of Language Discovered in Monkeys
  4. ^ Karim Ouattara, Alban Lemasson, Klaus Zuberbühler (2009), "Campbell's Monkeys Use Affixation to Alter Call Meaning", PLoS ONE 4 (11): e7808, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007808, 
  5. ^ Karim Ouattaraa, Alban Lemassona, and Klaus Zuberbühler (December 22, 2009), "Campbell's monkeys concatenate vocalizations into context-specific call sequences", PNAS 106 (51): 22026–22031, doi:10.1073/pnas.0908118106,