Colobus Male Monkey Skull measures 4.5 inches. Colobus Male Monkey Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Polyurethane cast of an original California Academy of Sciences. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw).

Colobus Monkey or Colobus polykomos are Old World monkeys of the genus Colobus, native to Africa. They are closely related to the red colobus monkeys of genus Piliocolobus. There are five species of this monkey.

They are generally found in high-density forests where they forage on leaves, flowers and fruit. Social groups of colobus are diverse, varying from group to group. Resident-egalitarian and allomothering relationships have been observed among the female population. Complex behaviors have also been observed in this species, including greeting rituals and varying group sleeping patterns. Colobus play a significant role in seed dispersal.

Colobus Monkey or Colobus polykomos habitats include primary and secondary forests, riverine forests, and wooded grasslands; they are found more in higher-density logged forests than in other primary forests. Their ruminant-like digestive systems have enabled them to occupy niches that are inaccessible to other primates: they are herbivorous, eating leaves, fruit, flowers, and twigs. Individuals spend approximately 150 minutes actively feeding each day.

As suggested by their name, adult Colobus Monkey or Colobus polykomos have black fur with white features. White fur surrounds their facial region and a “U” shape of long white fur runs along the sides of their body. Newborn colobi are completely white with a pink face. Many members participate in a greeting ritual when they are reunited with familiar individuals, an act of reaffirming.

The greeting behavior of Colobus Monkey or Colobus polykomos is generally carried out by the approaching monkey and often times is followed with grooming. They participate in three greeting behaviors of physical contact. This includes mounting, head mounting (grasps the shoulders) and embracing.

Colobus Monkey or Colobus polykomos have complex sleeping patterns. They sleep in trees near a food source, which may serve to save energy. Groups seem to regularly switch up sleeping locations.

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 4.5 in
Black and White Colobus Monkey Facts:

Black and White Colobus Monkey Adult Male Replica Skull
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Cercopithecidae
Subfamily: Colobinae
Genus: Colobus
Type species: Simia polycomos


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