Primates of Bioko

Bioko is home to 11 species of primates.  Seven species of monkeys and and four species of galagos (only 1 pictured below).  Many of these different species live in the same areas making unique primate communities throughout the forests of Bioko island.  All monkeys on Bioko are threatened with the bushmeat trade and some have even been locally exterminated from certain areas.  For more information on the conservation status on these animals follow the respective links to the IUCN Red List website below each picture.

male_Drill_JJBioko Drill Monkey

Latin Name: Mandrillus leucophaeus
Bioko’s Endemic Subspecies: Mandrillus leucophaeus poensis

IUCN Status: Endangered


Bioko Black Colobus

Latin Name: Colobus satanas
Bioko’s Endemic Subspecies: Colobus satanas satanas

IUCN Status: Endangered


Bioko Pennant’s Red Colobus

Latin Name: Procolobus pennantii
Bioko’s Subspecies: Procolobus pennantii

IUCN Status: Critically Endangered


Stampfli’s Putty-nosed Monkey

Latin Name: Cercopithecus nictitans
Bioko’s Subspecies: Cercopithecus nictitans martini

IUCN Status: Least Concern


Bioko Red-eared Monkey

Latin Name: Cercopithecus erythrotis
Bioko’s Endemic Subspecies: Cercopithecus erythrotis erythrotis

IUCN Status: Vulnerable


Golden-bellied Crowned Monkey

Latin Name: Cercopithecus pogonias
Bioko’s Subspecies: Cercopithecus pogonias pogonias

IUCN Status: Vulnerable


Bioko Preuss’s Monkey

Latin Name: Cercopithecus preussi
Bioko’s Subspecies: Cercopithecus preussi insularis

IUCN Status: Endangered


Bioko Allen’s Galago

Latin Name: Sciurocheirus alleni
Bioko’s Subspecies: Sciurocheirus alleni alleni

IUCN Status: Endangered

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