Piliocolobus epieni | Niger Delta Red Colobus

 

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Primatology

 

Taxonomy

Procolobus epieni is a monotypic species (no subspecies).

 

Found only in a small section of the wetland's marsh and swamp forests, the Niger Delta red colobus remained wholly unknown to scientists until 1993. When it was first uncovered, scientists thought it a subspecies of Pennant's colobus [1], but genetic research in 2008 upgraded the monkey to a full species in its own right [2].

 

Occurrence

Niger Delta (Nigeria)

 

IUCN Conservation Status

Critically Endangered

 

 

 

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