Black colobus

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Black colobus[1]
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Colobus
Species: C. satanas
Binomial name
Colobus satanas
Waterhouse, 1838
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Black Colobus range

The black colobus (Colobus satanas) or Satanic black colobus is an Old World monkey belonging to the Colobus genus. This monkey is considered by some to be the most primitive of the colobus monkeys. The black colobus has dark skin under a long black coat of fur and a long black tail. Males of this species can weigh up to 24.25 lb (11 kg).


  1. ^ Groves, C. P. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 168. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ Oates, J. F., Kingdon, J., Groves, C. P. & Brugiere, D. (2008). Colobus satanas. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 4 January 2009.

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