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Piliocolobus epieni | Niger Delta Red Colobus


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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].



Niger Delta (Nigeria)


IUCN Conservation Status

Critically Endangered




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