PAGE INDEX 1. Lateral view 2. Anterior view 3. Details
|One of the strangest-looking of the old-world monkeys, with its bright colours and swollen snout, which can be seen to be a skeletal feature.||
TAXONOMY Order - Primates (lemurs, monkeys & apes) Suborder - Anthropoidea ("man-like") Family - Cercopithecidae (old-world monkeys)
|1.Mandrill Skull, male, lateral view.|
|1.Mandrill Skull, male, anterior view.|
The groove in the upper canines is typical of baboons.
|Details of Specimens Illustrated|
|Overall length||252mm||Zygomatic width||146mm|
Scientific Name : Mandrillus - "Drill" is a West African name for a baboon. The English name, here latinised, reflects its man-like attributes.
Scientific Name : sphinx - as in the mythological creature, presumably referring to its alarming appearance.