Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Allenopithecus Lang, 1923

Monotypic catarrhine genus to which the swamp monkey belongs; inhabits forests of central and western Africa. Terrestrial or semiterrestrial; diurnal. Sexually dimorphic in mass: males average 7 kg, females 3 kg. Natural history poorly known. Dental formula 2.1.2.3. Diet probably frugivory.

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