New species of monkey described

A team including SBSC scientist Eric Sargis have described a new species of monkey endemic to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) [1]. The team provided data on its distribution, morphology, genetics, ecology and behavior.



  1. Hart JA, Detwiler KM, Gilbert CC, Burrell AS, Fuller JL, Emetshu M, Hart TB, Vosper A, Sargis EJ, Tosi AJ. Lesula: a new species of Cercopithecus monkey endemic to the Democratic Republic of Congo and implications for conservation of Congo’s Central Basin. PLoS One. 2012 Sep 12;7(9):e44271.