Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52319

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Primates
Family:Cercopithecidae
Genus:Colobus
Genus species:Colobus guerza

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:45-70 cm
Weight:5.4-14.5 kg
Identification:The black and white colobus monkey is glossy black with a white face and callosities. It also has a U-shaped white mantle and a whitish tail.
Habitat:Forests, woodlands, wooded grasslands
Diet:Herbivore: leaves, fruit
Reproduction:A single young is born to a female at a time. Colobus monkeys can live for 20 years in the wild.
Troops contain 6-9 members.
Behavior:The black and white colobus is a very non-aggressive species. Social interactions include sitting together and eating as well as frequent grooming.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Colobus monkeys have little or no thumbs.

Other Information

Geographic:Central Africa Date:1978-12 Subjects:primate
Black and white colobus
White-mantled colobus
Magistrate black colobus
Guerza
monkey
Colobus
Colobine monkeys
Cercopithecidae
Monkeys
Primates
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52319