A common African guenon with greenish-brown upper parts and a black face. Compare with grivet and vervet.
- Cercopithecus aethiops, family Cercopithecidae, in particular the race C. a. sabaeus of West Africa, which is often tamed.
- Savanna monkeys, or African green monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops or Chlorocebus aethiops), are the most widely distributed nonhuman primates in Africa.
- Genetic tests indicate that the viruses came from chimpanzees, baboons, and an African green monkey.
- Researchers tested their SARS vaccine on four African green monkeys, with another four in the control group.
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