Mandrillus is the genus of the mandrill and its close relative the drill. These two species are closely related to the baboons, and until recently were lumped together as a single species of baboon. Both Mandrillus species have long furrows on either side of their elongated snouts. The adult male mandrill's furrows are blue, while the furrows of the drill are black. Both species are terrestrial, living on the ground of the rainforests and occasionally grasslands of Central Africa.
- Groves, C. (2005). Wilson, D. E., & Reeder, D. M, eds. ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 165. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=12100572.
The Genus Mandrillus is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 5 species and subspecies in the Genus Mandrillus: M. leucophaeus (Drill) · M. leucophaeus leucophaeus (Mainland Drill) · M. leucophaeus poensis (Fernando Po Drill) · M. sphinx (Mandrill) · M. sphynx
- Groves, C. (2005). Wilson, D. E., & Reeder, D. M.. ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 165. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3.
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