The behaviour of the Talapoin monkey has been studied both qualitatively and quantitatively by observing small captive groups kept in the laboratory. The behavioural repertoire is compared with that of other Old World Catarrhines. Talapoins show greater similarities to Cercopithecus monkeys than to Erythrocebus, Macaca, Papio or Cercocebus. However, there are differences in behaviour between talapoins and Cercopithecus monkeys, which lend additional support to the view that the former should be placed in the separate genus Miopithecus.
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