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The Red Colobus MonkeysVariation in Demography, Behavior, and Ecology of Endangered Species$
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Thomas T. Struhsaker

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780198529583

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529583.001.0001

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General biology of red colobus

General biology of red colobus

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(p.1) Chapter 1 General biology of red colobus
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The Red Colobus Monkeys
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Thomas T. Struhsaker

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529583.003.0001

Members of the Colobinae subfamily of Old World monkeys occur in both Africa and Asia. The red colobus monkeys are one of three major groups of colobine monkeys in Africa, that is, red, olive, and black-and-white colobus. This chapter summarizes the biological attributes of red colobus. Topics discussed include paleontology, intrataxon variation in colour, facial colour, and taxonomy.

Keywords:   red colobus monkeys, paleontology, coat colour, facial colour, taxonomy

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