The lesser spot-nosed monkey, also known as the lesser spot-nosed guenon, lesser white-nosed guenon, or lesser white-nosed monkey, is in the family Cercopithecidae. It is found in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Togo, Guinea-Bissau, and possibly Senegal.
It is adaptable and is found in a range of habitats including primary and secondary forest, gallery forest, regenerating felled areas, coastal scrubland and bushy areas among farmland.
It is a small monkey with a long tail (and a white nose).
The lesser spot-nosed monkey is active during the day, lives in the trees and cryptic; it moves through the forest cautiously, seldom climbing to the high canopy but mostly frequenting the understorey layers and hanging vines. It forms social groups of about ten animals, usually one adult male, several adult females and their young.
It’s diet consists of leaves, fruit, flowers and insects, gathering its food and storing it in cheek pouches, when full they look rather like a snowball on each side of this monkeys neck. Females give birth to a single young after a gestation period of about seven months. Breeding does not appear to be seasonal.
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