Data from Mittermeier et al. 2013
|Weight||7-13 kg (15-29 lb)||4-7 kg (9-15 lb)|
|Head & Body Length||60-87.5 cm (2.0-3.0 ft)||48-52 cm (1.6-1.7 ft)|
|Tail Length||63-72 cm (2.1-2.4 ft)||48-55 cm (1.6-1.8 ft)|
Body Shape (from Isbell 2013 unless otherwise noted)
Pelage/Coat (from Isbell 2013 and Mittermeier et al. 2013 unless otherwise noted)
|Male Facial Features by Subspecies||Nose||Moustache|
|Southern patas (E. e. baumstarki)||all black||black|
|Western patas (E. e. patas)||all black||white|
|Eastern patas (E. e. pyrrhonotus)||white spot on top||white|
Dimorphic in size and color
Eastern Patas Monkey (Adult Female). Image credit: © Rob Gipman. Photograph taken in Uganda at Murchison Falls National Park. From Flickr. Some rights reserved.
Western Patas Monkey (Adult Male). Image credit: © Ucumari. Photograph taken at the North Carolina Zoo. From Flickr. Some rights reserved.
These terrestrial monkeys are well adapted to life on the ground. Their long legs enhance their travel efficiency, good for high speed escape or long-distance foraging. Subspecies are identified by geographical location and by distinctive facial features of males. Eastern patas have a prominent white spot on top of their noses, while southern patas lack the white moustache seen in the eastern and western subspecies.
Carlson and Isbell (2001)
Chism and Rowell (1988)
Gisolfi et al. (1982)
Groves and Kingdon (2013)
Isbell et al. (1998a,b)
Isbell et al. (2009)
Isbell et al. (2013)
Kolka and Elizonda (1983)
Mittermeier et al. (2013)