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DISCOVERED New Monkey Species Identified Kimio Honda via Florida Atlantic University

New Monkey Species Identified

Stop “lesulaing” around just doesn’t have the same ring to it. A new species of monkey, named the lesula, has been identified in Africa, marking only the second time in 28 years a new mammal has been discovered on the continent. Lesula (Cercopithecus lomamiensis) is described as shy and quiet by the researchers who discovered the species. Its face is bare and surrounded by a mane of long blond hairs. It lives in small groups of one to five monkeys, and resides in lowland rainforests in the center of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

September 13, 2012 3:44 PM