Researchers John and Terese Hart of the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale named the new Monkey Cercopithecus lomamiensis. It is the second new species discovered in 28 years!
Scientists of Natural History Have come across a completely new species of Monkeys that the world had never documented before, but the locals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been living with these Monkeys for centuries. They are commonly called Lesula in the local language.
Researchers John and Terese Hart of the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale named the new Monkey Cercopithecus lomamiensis. This new species was first seen in 2007 at a home of a Congolese school director near Kisangani where there are dense forests. It was a young Monkey being kept as a pet.
The new monkeys are the second species of African Monkey discovered in the last 28 years. They are medium in size and look rather thinner with an owl like facial appearance. The facts about this new Monkey species have been published in the Scientific Journal (PLOS ONE).
Scientists believe there are many animal species in the vast Central African jungles that are yet to be discovered and with more hunting for new species, scientists could find many undiscovered animals out there. But they also emphasized that with such new findings of species, there is even a greater urgency for the preservation of bio-diversity.