Satanic Black Colobus Skull Replica measures 4.9 inches. Satanic Black Colobus 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 Black Colobus Monkey.

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

The species is found in a small area of western central Africa. Satanic Black Colobus 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.

Due to improved roads and increased wealth in the area, commercial hunting for the species has become more profitable.

Today, Satanic Black Colobus monkeys are mainly traded for their meat and account for 20% of the bushmeat sold in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea. One adult black colobus carcass is sold for around US $20.42.

Black colobus monkeys live in multi-male groups of 10-20 individuals. The species is territorial and will make loud calls to warn other groups away from the area in which they are feeding.

The Satanic Black Colobus call is distinctive from other primate species and sounds like a loud ‘sneeze’ followed by a roaring noise.

Satanic Black Colobus groups are sometimes joined by single male crested mona monkeys (Cercopithecus pogonias). These individuals take part in  grooming and socialising and are thought integrate themselves into black colobus groups for protection.

The Satanic Black Colobus is an arboreal species that lives high in the canopy of dense rainforest and occasionally coastal sand dune or wooded meadows.

Black colobuses are unable to survive in secondary forest that has regrown after a major disturbance such as logging and therefore tend to avoid areas populated by humans.

The Satanic Black Colobus cannot be bred in captivity due to the food and habitat it requires.

The Black colobus monkey or 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 Satanic Black Colobus monkey 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.

Satanic Black Colobus 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.