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Eastern Africa Primate Diversity and Conservation Program (Ongoing since 2004)
Field Study in Africa
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Location of Site: KENYA

Director: Thomas M. Butynski & Yvonne A. de Jong
P.O. Box 149, Nanyuki 10400 KENYA
Institution: Affiliated with the Nocturnal Primate Research Group, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK and Institute of Primate Research, National Museum of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya

Research Objectives: Assess primate diversity, distribution, taxonomy and the conservation status of Eastern Africa's primates.

Field Positions and Volunteers: No positions available at the moment

Species Studied: Cercopithecus (guenon), Chlorocebus (vervet), Colobus (black-and-white colobus), Erythrocebus (patas monkey), Galago (lesser bushbaby), Otolemur (greater galago), Papio (baboon), Perodicticus (potto), Piliocolobus (red colobus), Procolobus (olive colobus)

Publications: Butynski, T.M. & De Jong, Y.A. 2004. Natural history of the Somali lesser galago (Galago gallarum). Journal of East African Natural History 93: 23-38.

Butynski, T. & De Jong, Y. 2004. Where are Kenyaâs pottoâs. Swara 27: 17.

Butynski, T.M., de Jong, Y.A., Perkin, A.W., Bearder, S.K., & Honess, P.E. 2006. Taxonomy, Distribution, and Conservation Status of Three Species of Dwarf Galagos (Galagoides) in Eastern Africa. Primate Conservation 21: 63-79.

De Jong, Y.A. 2006. Monkey in red. Swara. March 29: 26-28.

Butynski, T. M. & de Jong, Y. A., 2007. Distribution of the potto (primates: Lorisidae) Perodicticus potto (Müller, 1776) in Eastern Africa, with a description of a new subspecies from Mount Kenya. Journal of East African Natural History 96:113-147.

De Jong, Y.A., Butynski, T.M. & Nekaris, K.A. 2008. Distribution and conservation of the patas monkey Erythrocebus patas in Kenya. Journal of East African Natural History 97: 83-102.

De Jong, Y.A & Butynski, T.M. 2009. Primate Biogeography, Diversity, Taxonomy and Conservation of the Coastal Forests of Kenya. Report to the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund. Eastern Africa Primate Diversity and Conservation Program, Nanyuki, Kenya.

De Jong, Y.A., Butynski, T.M., Isbell, L.A. & Lewis, C. 2009. Decline in the geographical range of the southern patas monkey Erythrocebus patas baumstarki in Tanzania. Oryx 43: 267-274.

Butynski, T.M. & De Jong, Y.A. 2009. Primates of Mahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania. Pocket Guide. Nomad Tanzania. Pp 55.

Butynski, T.M. & De Jong, Y.A. 2010. Encounters with a mixed up monkey. Swara.

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Last Updated: 2010-02-22

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