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- n. Any Old World monkey of the subfamily Colobinae
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Among the species found within the Guinean Forests the striking Diana monkey (Cercopithecus diana, EN) is an important indicator of forest health because of its dependence on high-canopy forests, while the olive colobus (Procolobus verus) is the world's smallest colobine monkey.
Aramis was a thickly wooded flood plain 4.4 million years ago, filled with the chatter of colobine monkeys, prowling saber-toothed cats, browsing kudu, pigs and bears.
Species of primates including colobine monkeys are in danger of being wiped out by global warming, scientists have warned.
They warn that Old World monkey populations in Africa will be hardest hit even by a very modest two degrees Celsius increase in global mean temperature, especially those whose diets are mainly leaf-based such as the beautiful colobine monkeys.
The study by researchers from Bournemouth University, Roehampton University and the University of Oxford suggests that the species most at risk are the already endangered gorillas and colobine monkeys.
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