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Chlorocebus aethiops

Chlorocebus aethiops
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Copyright: Giuseppe Maria Galasso (gmg) (48)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-30
Categories: Mammals, Savannah
Camera: Pentax K100D, Sigma 70-300 f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro, SD Card
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/350 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-06 15:19
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Points: 2
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Chlorocebus
Species: C. aethiops
Binomial name
Chlorocebus aethiops
(Linnaeus, 1758)

The Grivet's facial skin, hands, and feet are black. The face has a white line above the eyes. It has long white whiskers on the cheeks. The fur on the back has an olive color while the front is white fur. The skin on the stomach has a blue tint. The fur has a bristly feel. The approximate head to body length for males is 19.5 inches or 49 centimeters for males and females with a shorter distance of 17 inches or 42.5 centimeters. The length of the tail for males is approximately 22 inches or 56 centimeters. The body mass ranges from 3 to 5 kilograms or approximately for males is 9 pounds 6 ounces or 4.25 kilograms and for smaller females it is 6 pounds 10 ounces or 3 kilograms. It travels in packs and usually moves on all fours or quadrupedally except when using both hands for carrying, when it manages to walk and run quite comfortably on two legs. Groups can range from 5 to even 70 or higher.
(SOurce: Wikipedia)

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2010-01-06 19:51]

Hola Giuseppe: Una buena toma la de estos primates, bonito momento y muy buena información...saludos.

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