C. satanas Skull Replica measures 4.9 inches. C. satanas skull is museum quality polyurethane cast made in USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a museum skull exhibit, home decor skull or office decor skull. Known as the Black Colobus Monkey.

The Black colobus, Satanic Black Colobus or Colobus satanas is a species of Old World monkey belonging to the genus Colobus.

The Colobus satanas species is found in a small area of western central Africa. Black colobuses are large, completely covered with black fur, and like all other Colobus monkeys, do not have a thumb.

The species has faced large declines in population due to habitat destruction and hunting by humans, and was consequently listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List in 1994.

Small populations may also occur in the north of the Republic of the Congo. The distribution of the Colobus satanas has decreased dramatically – the species is now rare or absent in some areas of its range due to its habitat being destroyed for logging.

Black colobuses or Colobus satanas are known to live at low densities, but there is currently no total population estimate for the species. One of the largest remaining populations of the species, consisting of 50,000-55,900 individuals, is found in Lope Reserve, Gabon.

Other remaining large populations are found in the Foret des Abeilles in central Gabon and Douala-Edea Reserve in Cameroon.

The Colobus satanas is one of five recognised species in the genus Colobus. The black colobus is the oldest species in this genera and is thought to have diverged 3-4 million years ago.

They are a large species with a head-body length of 50–70 cm and a long tail of around 80 cm.

As in all Colobus species, it has a slender build and ischial callosities – tough pads of skin on the rump. There is little sexual dimorphism between the two sexes – adult males can weigh between 10–15 kg, whilst females weigh between 10–11 kg.

The C. satanas is covered in black fur apart from the ears and face, and has longer hairs on its cheeks and forehead.

Unlike other species of colobus monkey, they have do not have white markings. The two subspecies of black colobus monkey look very similar, although the fur of Colobus s. satanas is slightly longer and fluffier. There is currently not enough data to estimate the life expectancy of the species.

Colobus satanas are herbivores and feed predominantly on seeds. Their robust, flat teeth allow them to chew tough seeds easily. This diet means that the species plays an important role as seed dispersers in the ecosystem.

They eat large amounts of leaves, in particular lianas, as well as flowers, buds and unripe fruits.

Unlike most primates, Colobus monkeys have multi-chambered ruminant stomachs which allow them to easily digest these leaves.