Habemus a new species of monkey. New, at least for science, the lists now, baptized the moniker of Carcopithecus Iomamiensis , while scientific discovery came much later than the detestable hunters , connoisseurs of the species for a long time.
It was in June 2007 when researchers discovered a strange monkey caged in a town of Opala, Democratic Republic of the Congo. They asking their owners knew they were locally known as Iesulas , and that the caged monkey was an orphan whose mother had been a victim of hunting.
After tracking the animal for months, as well as some more captive specimens eventually also found other released in the area. Until, as a final test, DNA samples were studied in the laboratory to conclude that this is a unique species.
In addition to be an air of the famous restoration Eccehomo Cecilia Giménez, either jokes, the species is very similarly to other known by the name of Hamlyn’s monkey, both physical and behaviorally, but science believes that the differences are enough to have to distinguish.
The distribution of C. Iomamiensis is about 17,000 square kilometers in the central basin and eastern Congo, and character shy leads him to move in small groups. Interestingly, for the researchers was difficult to find copies in the forest, although they ceased not hear their screams from everywhere.
Their food herbíbora makes you feel weakness for buds … of flowers, leaves and fruit pieces. No happens the same predators that they are loaded unscrupulous, leopards, eagles and rifles are called. Therefore, to preserve the species requires an “urgent” control these hazards, especially the manhunt , for what would be necessary to declare their habitat one protected area . Luckily, it is next to the Natural Reserve Sankuru Flowers Delivered Shrewsbury, so do take care and allow, in turn, also save other treasures of biodiversity inhabiting the central basin Congolese.