Miss Waldron's red colobus

Miss Waldron's red colobus

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Piliocolobus waldronae

Miss Waldron's red colobus is a species of the red colobus native to West Africa. It had previously been described as a subspecies of the western red colobus, P. badius. It has not been officially sighted since 1978 and was considered extinct in 2000. However, new evidence suggests that a very small number of these monkeys may be living in the southeast corner of Côte d'Ivoire. The IUCN Red List notes Miss Waldron's red colobus as critically endangered. Miss Waldron's red colobus was discovered in December 1933 by Willoughby P. Lowe, a British Museum collector who had shot eight specimens of the animal. Lowe named it after a fellow museum employee, Miss Fanny Waldron, a colleague on the expedition.

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Distribution

Geography

Miss Waldron's red colobus habitat map

References

1. Miss Waldron's red colobus Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Waldron's_red_colobus
2. Miss Waldron's red colobus on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/18248/166620835

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