New Ugandan Monkey Species

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 17th, 2007

A new monkey species believed to be endangered, has been discovered in Mabira forest reserve in Mukono. According to a report by Prof. Colin Groves of the Australian National University, the monkey species is now one of the 19 primate species in Uganda.

He said the primate, known as the gray-cheeked mangabey (scientific name Lophocebus albigena) was being upgraded to a new class to be called Lophocebus ugandae .

Groves revealed that when he revised the research he undertook three decades ago, he discovered that the Uganda monkeys were much smaller than similar ones in other parts of the world. “It was really striking,” he said.

The species is dramatically smaller than the true Lophocebus albigena and the new methods of analysis have made it more obvious, according to Groves.

For more of this article by Gerald Tenywa, see the New Vision Online.

Colin Groves was on the board of directors of the defunct International Society of Cryptozoology.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

8 Responses to “New Ugandan Monkey Species”

  1. Raptorial responds:

    Dang, new species are popping out of our ears these days.

  2. Mnynames responds:

    Prepare yourselves for the prerequisite reports of newly-discovered ear mites now…

  3. Mnynames responds:

    OK, guess it’s finally my turn to introduce Sasquatch into a seemingly unrelated thread…my bad.

    Anyway, I had a sudden thought. Many species have parasites and what not living on them- by way of example 2 species of lice became extinct the same day as the passenger pigeon, because they lived only on that species. Stay with me now-

    Is is possible that the existence of Sasquatch could be inferred if one found unique, previously unknown species of mites, lice, nematodes, etc. in association with known encounter sites or (Even better, and more likely) suspected bedding/nesting materials? Something to keep in mind, anyway…

  4. joppa responds:

    Or, study the poop for parisites.

  5. mystery_man responds:

    Mnynames, I was wondering how fast it would take for Bigfoot to get invited to the party. I think your idea is a very good one! It is very true that some parasites have evolved to specialize on one type of host although I am not an expert on these creatures. That is something that a lot of people examining the evidence might not even think about. If there could be a type of lice or mite found that was not known to associate with the other fauna of the area, and it kept turning up where Bigfoot evidence was, then it would give more weight to the evidence. It would also be hard to fake a totally new type of lice. I think it is a brilliant idea.

  6. kittenz responds:

    Some of the “Tennessee Bigfoot Lady’s” photos are of “unknown” lice, supposedly found on Bigfoot hair. To me they look like dog lice though.

  7. Leto responds:

    Lophocebus ugandae

    Would be great if we can get a picture of the new species.

  8. CryptoInformant responds:

    We need to look for everything from the animal itself to poo parasites if we plan to actually find Bigfoot.

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