Patas monkeys are quadrupedal and are considered to be the fastest primate, running at speeds of 55km/hr.
C.p.baumstarki, C.p.patas, C.p.pyrrhonotus, C.p.villiersi.
Head and body length: Female: 49cm, Male: 60-87cm. Tail length: Female: 49cm, Male: 62cm. Weight: Female: 4-7, Male: 7-13kg.
These are large monkeys with long, slender limbs. The back and sides are reddish brown and the under-parts are grey/white. They have a white moustache and the face varies from black to light grey. They have shaggy, grey-streaked shoulders and males have a bright blue scrotum.
They range from West Africa to Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania.
They inhabit acacia woodland and dry savannah.
Patas monkeys feed on fruit, seeds, grass, insects, lizards and bird eggs.
Patas monkeys live in groups of 5-34, typically consisting of one male and many females. The troop is led by females, and males are non-territorial, ignoring the female's boundary disputes. They are diurnal and mostly terrestrial, although they do also spend time in the trees. Patas monkeys are quadrupedal and are very fast runners.
After a gestation period of 167 days, females give birth to one infant between December and February. The infants are black until they are two months old.
Patas monkeys are not on the 2000 IUCN Red List.