New monkey

A new species of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ANSP0000020" title="Monkey (animal)" href="/topic/science-technology/science/zoology/monkey-%28animal%29-ANSP0000020.topic">monkey</a> found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and identified as Lesula (Cercopithecus lomamiensis) is seen in this undated photograph from an article published September 12, 2012 in the science journal PLOS One. The monkey was first seen in 2007 by researchers John and Terese Hart of the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="HPU25" title="Peabody Museum of Natural History" href="/topic/arts-culture/peabody-museum-of-natural-history-HPU25.topic">Peabody Museum of Natural History</a> at Yale Research Project. The finding of C. lomamiensis represents only the second new species of African monkey to be discovered in the past 28 years, according to the research article.

( Reuters photo / September 13, 2012 )

A new species of monkey found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and identified as Lesula (Cercopithecus lomamiensis) is seen in this undated photograph from an article published September 12, 2012 in the science journal PLOS One. The monkey was first seen in 2007 by researchers John and Terese Hart of the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale Research Project. The finding of C. lomamiensis represents only the second new species of African monkey to be discovered in the past 28 years, according to the research article.

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