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Theropithecus gelada (gelada)


Taxonavigation: Cercopithecoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Ordo: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Cohort: Placentalia
Superordo: Boreoeutheria
Superorder: Euarchontoglires
Ordo: Primates
Subordo: Haplorrhini
Infraordo: Simiiformes
Parvordo: Catarrhini
Superfamilia: Cercopithecoidea

Familia: Cercopithecidae
Subfamilia: Cercopithecinae
Tribus: Papionini
Genus: Theropithecus
Species: T. gelada – †T. oswaldi ...


Theropithecus, I. Geoffroy, 1843

Type species: Macacus gelada Rüppell, 1835


  • Gelada Gray, 1843
  • Simopithecus Andrews, 1916

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Considered a distinct genus by Cronin and Meikle (1979:259), but Van Gelder (1977b:8) included this genus in Cercopithecus; Goodman et al. (1998) included it in Papio as a subgenus. McKenna and Bell (1997) placed it in a subtribe, Theropithecina, separate from Macacina (Macaca) and Papionina (all other genera of Papionini).


  • Gilbert, C.C. 2007: Identification and description of the first Theropithecus (Primates: Cercopithecidae) material from Bolt’s Farm, South Africa. Annals of the Transvaal Museum, 44: 1–10. ISSN: 0041-1752
  • Theropithecus in Mammal Species of the World.
    Wilson, Don E., & Reeder, DeeAnn M. (editors) (2005). Mammal Species of the World – A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Third edition. ISBN 0801882214.