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Patas monkey

Eastern patas monkey (Erythrocebus patas pyrrhonotus)

Altitude range:  1700 – 1900 m De Jong - E. patas - MKSC Kenya (3) square    
Main habitats:   Whistling thorn Acacia drepanolobium open woodland.
Percentage of Lolldaiga used:  5 – 10%
Group size:  1 – 3
Abundance as of May 2015:   4 individuals

Other information: No individuals resident on Lolldaiga.  Group resident during late 1990s no longer present.  Solitary adult males sometimes present, as is a group of about three individuals which comes onto Lolldaiga from the east.  This species appears to be in decline throughout Laikipia County.

DeJong & Butynski - LHL - PatasDistribution maps prepared by the Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme;  Yvonne de Jong, Tom Butynski, Julius Mathiu, Mike Roberts, Paul Benson, and Johnson Parkenga.