Patas Monkey, Mauritania (USNM 410882)

USNM 410882

Old World monkeys are primates and are more closely related to humans and apes than any other living nonhuman primate group. The Smithsonian Institution’s Division of Mammals ( houses many Old World monkeys in its scientific collections. 

This specimen, USNM 410882 (, is a male patas monkey (Erythrocebus patas) from Mauritania. This individual was collected in 1967 by C. B. Robbins near Passe De Soufa. This specimen had a total body length of 1,460 mm long and 795 mm in tail length. The hind tarsus measured 172 mm and an ear notch length of 52 mm long.

This is a CT scan of the mandible of USNM 410882. These three-dimensional scans are made publicly available through the generous support of the Smithsonian 2.0 Fund, provided from the annual gifts of the Smithsonian National Board to the Secretary to use at his discretion (, and the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund.

The main goal of this joint initiative between the Human Origins Program and the Division of Mammals is to make the NMNH's scientific collections of our closest living nonhuman primate relatives available in 3D for education and research.