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  • n. A reddish-brown colobus monkey from Abyssinia

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A beautiful Abyssinian monkey (Colobus guereza), having the body black, with a fringe of long, silky, white hair along the sides, and a tuft of the same at the end of the tail. The frontal band, cheeks, and chin are white.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large African monkey of the subfamily Semnopithecinæ, the Colobus guereza, one of the showiest of the whole tribe, party-colored with black and white in large masses, with long flowing hair and a long bushy tail.
  • n. A genus of monkeys, the type of which is the guereza.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a colobus monkey with a reddish brown coat and white silky fringes down both sides of the body


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  • Other primate species include black-and-white colobus Colobus guereza, red-tailed guenon C. ascanius schmidti, blue guenon C. mitis mitis, vervet C. aethiops, and olive baboon Papio anubis plus nocturnal prosimians.

    Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

  • The most common primate recorded by Barber et al. was baboon Papio anubis, with lower numbers of patas and tantalus monkeys (Cercopithecus patas and C. tantalus), and low numbers of black and white colobus monkeys Colobus guereza in the dry forest.

    Manovo-Gounda-St Floris National Park, Central African Republic

  • Other mammals found in this ecoregion include olive baboon (Papio anubis), black and white colobus monkey (Colobus guereza), golden jackal (Canis aureus), leopard (Panthera pardus), lion (Panthera leo), spotted hyaena (Crocuta crocuta), caracal (Caracal caracal), serval (Felis serval), bush duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia) and bush pig (Potamochoerus porcus).

    Ethiopian montane grasslands and woodlands

  • Some other mammals found in this ecoregion are: olive baboons (Papio anubis), black and white colobus monkeys (Colobus guereza), black-faced vervet monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops aethiops), bush duikers (Sylvicapra grimmia), warthogs (Phacochoerus aethiopicus), bush pigs (Potamochoerus porcus) and hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius).

    Ethiopian montane forests

  • “poluma” (‘Colobus guereza’), of a jet black color, except the long mane, which is pure white: it is said to be found in the north, in the country of Matiamvo, the paramount chief of all the Balonda.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • (Colobus guereza) colobus monkeys were cleared of forest and the population of black-and-white colobus in this landscape decreased by 55 percent. " News


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