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Descriptive Attribute Value(s)
Grouping Old World monkey
Observation Number (Open Context) 74
Subspecies Mandrillus sphinx
Common name Mandrill
Period of study 25 months: August - November 1979, December 1979 - February 1980, July 1980 - January 1981, October 1981 - December 1982
Country or Region Cameroon
Method Feeding traces and faecal samples
Wet season Minor rainy season: April - June, Major rainy season: September - November
Dry season Minor dry season: July - August, Major dry season: December - March
Environment Mature forest
Altitude (m) 50 - 230
% Fruit 45.5
% Leaves 8.1
% Seeds 38.4
% Pith & stems 8.1
Fruit availability peak September - March
Low fruit availability April - August
Percentages Based on average diet composition
Notes Data taken from Table in the Appendix. Piths and stems comprise shoots.
Reference Hoshino 1985
Full Reference
Hoshino, J. (1985). Feeding ecology of mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx) in campo animal reserve, Cameroon. Primates, 26 (3): 248-273. [Available at:]
Suggested Citation

Rebecca Haywood. (2020) "Old World monkey 74 from Africa/Cameroon/Campo Animal Reserve, Cameroon". In Database of non-human primate dietary studies. Rebecca Haywood (Ed). Released: 2020-08-21. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

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