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Zanzibar red colobus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cercopithecidae
Subfamily: Colobinae
Genus: Procolobus
Rochebrune, 1877
Type species
Colobus verus
van Beneden, 1838

Procolobus is the genus of the red colobus monkeys and the olive colobus. Some authorities restrict the genus Procolobus to the olive colobus, placing the remaining in Piliocolobus. They are found in Africa and almost entirely restricted to forests (only the Zanzibar red colobus prefers more shrubby habitats). They are mainly folivorous and most of the species are threatened.


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