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Drills and mandrills.

Setchell, J.M. (2017) 'Drills and mandrills.', in The international encyclopedia of primatology. Chichester, UK ; Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.


Drills (Mandrillus leucophaeus) and mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx) are the only two extant species in the genus Mandrillus. They are large, highly sexually dimorphic, and extremely colorful. They live in very large groups in the rainforests of west central Africa. Very little is known about the ecology and social organization of drills, although mandrills are somewhat better studied. Drills face a very high, and mandrills a high, risk of extinction in the wild.

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Date deposited:24 August 2015
Date of first online publication:14 September 2016
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