Black Colobus Monkey Skull


The Black Colobus Monkey is one of the most threatened primate species in Africa and is currently listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.


Black Colobus Monkey Skull Replica measures 4.9 inches. Black Colobus Monkey 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 décor skull or office décor skull.

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

The 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.

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 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.

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.

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 4.9 in
Black Colobus Monkey Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Colobus
Species: C. satanas
Binomial name: Colobus satanas