"Rare Discovery: New Monkey Species Identified in Africa"

"KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo -- Scientists have discovered a new species of monkey in a remote forested part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, only the second new species of monkey to be found in Africa in the past 28 years."

"Known to local residents and hunters as Lesula, the monkey has been formally named Cercopithecus Lomamiensis. The new species is a member of the tribe Cercopithecini, commonly known as guenons.

It was named for its habitat in the Lomami forest basin. The Lesula is believed to live only within 17,000 square kilometers (6,500 square miles) of mature evergreen forests in the central DCR, between the middle Lomami and upper Tshuapa rivers."

Environment News Service had the story September 12, 2012.

Source: ENS, 09/13/2012