Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Procolobus Rocheburne, 1887

Monotypic catarrhine genus to which the olive colobus belongs; aka magic monkey; van Beneden’s monkey. Found in far western equatorial Africa. Occupies varied habitats; primarily utilizes the understory. Arboreal; diurnal; arboreal quadruped. Body mass ranges from 3 to 5 kg. Dental formula:; folivorous. Cryptic species that is camouflaged by its pelage color. Natural history poorly known. Social unit appears to be small mixed-sex groups.

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