Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Chlorocebus Gray, 1870

Monotypic catarrhine genus to which the savanna guenons belong. Taxonomy equivocal; some workers group the 21 subspecies into 4 separate species. Distributed from western to eastern and southern equatorial Africa and often found in savanna, but habitat variable. Terrestrial, but sleep in trees. Diurnal. Quadrupedal. Dental formula: 2.1.2.3; frugivorous. Slight sexual dimorphism: males weigh around 4 kg, females 3 kg. Troop size ranges from 5 to 200 animals. Females are the resident sex.

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