Gorgeous animal has blond mane, bright red patch on lower back and, for guys, a blue rump
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This captive adult male represents the new monkey species known as the lesula, or Cercopithecus lomamiensis.
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The species is described in a PLOS ONE paper titled “Lesula: A New Species of Cercopithecus Monkey Endemic to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Implications for Conservation of Congo’s Central Basin.” In addition to Detwiler and the Harts, co-authors include Christopher Gilbert, Andrew Burrell, James Fuller, Maurice Emetshu, Ashley Vosper, Eric Sargis and Anthony Tosi.