Eastern black-and-white colobus

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Mantled guereza[1]
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With baby at Münster Zoo
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Colobus
Species:
C. guereza
Binomial name
Colobus guereza
Rüppell, 1835
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Mantled guereza range

The eastern black-and-white colobus monkey, or mantled gueraza (Colobus guereza) is a species of monkeys.[3] It can be as big as over 2 ft (0.61 m) long (excluding tail) and up to 30 lb (14 kg). In the wild, they live about 20 years.

Colobus monkeys are vegetarian. They have a three-chambered stomach to help digest leaves.

References[change | change source]

  1. Groves, Colin (16 November 2005). Wilson, D. E., and Reeder, D. M. (eds) (ed.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd edition ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 168. ISBN 0-801-88221-4.CS1 maint: multiple names: editors list (link) CS1 maint: extra text: editors list (link) CS1 maint: extra text (link)
  2. Kingdon, J.; Struhsaker, T.; Oates, J. F.; Hart, J.; Groves, C. P. (2008). "Colobus guereza". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  3. Groves, Colin; Wilson D.E. and Reeder D.M. (eds) 2005. Mammal species of the world. 3rd ed, Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. 151-152. ISBN 0-801-88221-4