Eastern black-and-white colobus

subspecies of mammal

The eastern black-and-white colobus monkey, or mantled gueraza (Colobus guereza) is a species of monkeys.[3] It can be as big as over 2 ft (0.61 m) long (excluding tail) and up to 30 lb (14 kg). In the wild, they live about 20 years.

Mantled guereza[1]
With baby at Münster Zoo
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Colobus
C. guereza
Binomial name
Colobus guereza
Rüppell, 1835
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Mantled guereza range

Colobus monkeys are vegetarian. They have a three-chambered stomach to help digest leaves.


  1. Groves, Colin (16 November 2005). Wilson, D. E., and Reeder, D. M. (eds) (ed.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd edition ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 168. ISBN 0-801-88221-4.CS1 maint: multiple names: editors list (link) CS1 maint: extra text: editors list (link) CS1 maint: extra text (link)
  2. Kingdon, J.; Struhsaker, T.; Oates, J. F.; Hart, J.; Groves, C. P. (2008). "Colobus guereza". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2 April 2013.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  3. Groves, Colin; Wilson D.E. and Reeder D.M. (eds) 2005. Mammal species of the world. 3rd ed, Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. 151-152. ISBN 0-801-88221-4