Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Rhinopithecus (Pygathrix) Milne-Edwards, 1872

Colobine genus to which the snub-nosed or golden monkeys belong; four species. Many workers include these species in the genus Pygathrix. Arboreal; diurnal; arboreal quadrupeds. Sexually dimorphic in body size and several surface features. Among the largest of the colobines, female body mass around 10 kg, males about 15 kg. These animals have an up-turned nose, a bluish face, and a shaggy pelage. Dental formula: 2.1.2.3; folivorous. Appear to live in mixed-sex groups.

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