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Colobus guereza (Guereza)

Wikipedia Abstract

The mantled guereza (Colobus guereza), also known simply as the guereza, the eastern black-and-white colobus, or the Abyssinian black-and-white colobus, is a black-and-white colobus, a type of Old World monkey. It is native to much of west central and east Africa, including Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Chad. The species consists of several subspecies that differ in appearance. It has a distinctive appearance, which is alluded to in its name; the long white fringes of hair the run along each side of its black trunk are known as a mantle. Its face is framed with white hair and it has a large white tail tuft.
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Colobus guereza caudatus (Mt. Kilimanjaro Guereza)
Colobus guereza dodingae (Dodinga Hills Guereza)
Colobus guereza gallarum (Djaffa Mountains Guereza)
Colobus guereza guereza (Omo River Guereza)
Colobus guereza kikuyuensis (Mt. Kenya Guereza)
Colobus guereza matschiei (Mau Forest Guereza)
Colobus guereza occidentalis (Western Guereza)
Colobus guereza percivali (Mt. Uaraguess Guereza)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.44
EDGE Score: 1.69


Arboreal [1]  Yes
Gestation [3]  5 months 25 days
Litter Size [3]  1
Litters / Year [3]  1
Maximum Longevity [3]  35 years
Snout to Vent Length [2]  25 inches (63 cm)
Weaning [3]  1 year
Adult Weight [2]  19.456 lbs (8.825 kg)
Birth Weight [3]  398 grams
Female Weight [2]  17.41 lbs (7.897 kg)
Male Weight [2]  21.504 lbs (9.754 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [2]  23.5 %
Diet [4]  Frugivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [4]  30 %
Diet - Plants [4]  70 %
Forages - Arboreal [4]  100 %
Female Maturity [3]  4 years
Male Maturity [3]  6 years


Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe No
Guinean Forests of West Africa Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Togo No

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Asio capensis (Marsh Owl)[8]
Dendroaspis polylepis (Black Mamba)[8]
Necrosyrtes monachus (Hooded Vulture)[8]
Panthera pardus (Leopard)[8]
Stephanoaetus coronatus (Crowned Eagle)[9]


Parasitized by 
Entamoeba coli[10]
Entamoeba histolytica[10]
Pedicinus colobi[7]
Pedicinus pictus[7]
Strongyloides stercoralis (threadworm)[10]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map



External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
3de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
4Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
5Variation in diet and ranging of black and white colobus monkeys in Kibale National Park, Uganda, Tara R. Harris & Colin A. Chapman, Primates (2007) 48:208–221
6Specialization and interaction strength in a tropical plant-frugivore network differ among forest strata, Matthias Schleuning, Nico Blüthgen, Martina Flörchinger, Julius Braun, H. Martin Schaefer, and Katrin Böhning-Gaese, Ecology, in press.
7Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
8The Serengeti food web: empirical quantification and analysis of topological changes under increasing human impact, Sara N. de Visser, Bernd P. Freymann and Han Olff, Journal of Animal Ecology 2011, 80, 484–494
9Predatory behavior of crowned hawk-eagles (Stephanoaetus coronatus) in Kibale National Park, Uganda, John C. Mitani · William J. Sanders Jeremiah S. Lwanga · Tammy L. Windfelder, Behav Ecol Sociobiol (2001) 49:187–195
10Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License