Real Colobus Guereza Skull
Colobus monkeys are native to central Africa. This species gets its name, due to their reduced thumb size, from the Greek word colobus, meaning mutilated. However, this "mutilation" allows the colobus to move more freely through the treetops than other African monkeys. Colobus are unique, in that their digestive system allows them to eat certain leaves and unripe fruit containing toxins that most other monkeys avoid.
- This specimen is in excellent condition; it shows no visible signs of damage and has all of its teeth
- Skull Length 11.2 cm (4.4 in.)
- Skull Width 7.2 cm (2.8 in.)
- Skull Height 8.2 cm (3.2 in.)