Primates of Uganda

Species List and Conservation Status
May 2006

Family Galagidae

Galagoides thomasi Thomas' dwarf galago LC
Galago matschiei Spectacled lesser galago LR/nt
Galago moholi moholi Moholi lesser galago LC
Galago senegalensis sotikae Sotik lesser galago NE
Otolemur crassicaudatus kirkii Tanganyika thick-tailed galago NE

Family Lorisidae
Subfamily Perodicticinae

Perodicticus potto ibeanus Eastern potto NE

Family Cercopithecidae
Subfamily Cercopithecinae

Lophocebus albigena Grey-cheeked mangabey LR/lc
Papio anubis Olive baboon LR/lc
Erythrocebus patas Patas monkey LR/lc
Cercopithecus aethiops pygerythrus
Cercopithecus aethiops tantalus
Tantalus monkey
Cercopithecus ascanius schmidti Schmidt's red-tailed monkey NE
Cercopithecus lhoesti l'Hoest's monkey LR/nt
Cercopithecus mitis doggetti
Cercopithecus mitis kandti
Doggett’s blue monkey
Golden monkey
EN B1+2c
Cercopithecus neglectus De Brazza’s monkey LR/lc
Cercopithecus pogonias denti Dent’s monkey NE

Subfamily Colobinae

Procolobus sp. ssp. oustaleti Oustalet's red colobus NE
Procolobus sp. ssp. tephrosceles Ashy red colobus NE
Colobus angolensis ruwenzorii Adolf Friedrichs' Angola colobus VU B1+2c
Colobus guereza occidentalis Western guereza NE
Colobus vellerosus White-thighed colobus VU A1cd+2cd

Family Hominidae
Subfamily Homininae

Gorilla beringei beringei Mountain gorilla EN A2cd+3cd+4cd
Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii Eastern chimpanzee EN A3cd


Total Taxa: 24
Total Threatened: 5
Percent Threatened: 21%

Note: This is presented as a working taxonomy and is not definitive.

The conservation status of each species is based on assessment summaries provided by the IUCN Red List. The Red List website offers more information on the threat categories listed here.


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