Old World monkeys I

(Colobinae)

Class Mammalia Order Primates Family Cercopithecidae Subfamily Colobinae

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Medium-sized, essentially arboreal mammals with forward-facing, quite large eyes, relatively large brains and a quadrupedal pattern of locomotion involving grasping hands and feet

Size

Average body weights range from 9 lb 13 oz (4.45 kg) to 33 lb 5 oz (15.1 kg)

Number of genera, species

10 genera; 59 species

Habitat

Essentially forest-living, but occur in a range of forest types extending from relatively open dry forest to dense evergreen tropical rainforest

Conservation status

Critically Endangered: 4 species; Endangered: 14 species; Vulnerable: 7 species; Near Threatened: 6 species; Data Deficient: 5 species

Distribution

Asia and Southeast Asia, and Africa south of the Sahara

Distribution

Asia and Southeast Asia, and Africa south of the Sahara

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