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A hotspot of primate diversity

Despite continued hunting pressure the primate fauna in particular is remarkably diverse, with 19 species resent: Cross River gorilla, chimpanzee, drill, red colobus monkey, putty-nosed guenon, mona guenon, redcapped mangabey, red-eared guenon, crowned guenon, Preuss’s guenon, Talbot’s needle-clawed galago, Allen’s galago, Demidoff’s galago, Thomas’s dwarf galago, potto, angwantibo, vervet monkey, patas monkeyand olive baboon. Four of these speciesare endemic to the region and sevenothers are represented by endemic subspecies.