Kenya Natural History Guide >>> Mammals >>> Black and White Colobus

Black and White Colobus
Mantled Guereza

Colobus guereza

Mantled Guereza, Colobus guereza, photo © by Michael Plagens

Near a forest edge at Kitale, Kenya. December 2012.

From Wikipedia: The mantled guereza has a distinctive pelage, being mostly black with a white mantle, also known as an ornamentation, and a white tail tuft. The bands that make up the mantle start at the shoulders and extend along the back until they connect at the lower torso. The tail tuft varies in how much it covers the tail. Both of these features vary in color among subspecies. There is also white hair around the face with the hair between the cheeks being bushy. The thigh has a white stripe. The guereza typically weighs 9.3-13.5 kg and 7.8-9.2 kg for males and females respectively.

Cercopithecidae -- Old World Monkey Family

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, page created 4 February 2013