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Vervet Monkey

Chlorocebus pygerythrus

Description:

Perhaps a vervet?

Habitat:

Livingston Park

Notes:

Love this place

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Vervet Monkey
Chlorocebus pygerythrus Vervet monkey


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4 Comments

CastleSiavonga
CastleSiavonga 7 years ago

thank you!

Binomial is another way of saying Scientific name, which consists of two parts, Genus + species, in Latin. Another one you may come across is trinomial, which is in three parts, normally used to identify sub-species, so Genus + species + sub-species. Sub-species is used quite a lot with birds where one species can occur in many parts of the world sometimes with distinct plumage differences in population groups.

CastleSiavonga
CastleSiavonga 7 years ago

Many thanks Malcolm Wilton Jones!
Binomial?

Cercopithecus aethiops was the original binomial but this has recently been split away from that species, at least by some authorities..

CastleSiavonga
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CastleSiavonga

Livingstone, Southern Province, Zambia

Spotted on Feb 8, 2013
Submitted on Jul 8, 2013

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