Procolobus pennantii ssp. epieni


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Procolobus pennantii ssp. epieni
Species Authority: Grubb & Powell, 1999
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Niger Delta Red Colobus
Procolobus badius subspecies epieni (Grubb & Powell, 1999)
Taxonomic Notes: This subspecies, originally described as a subspecies of P. badius, has been elevated to species status by Groves (in press), a decision that appears supported by preliminary genetic evidence (N. Ting pers. comm.). However, it is here retained as a subspecies of P. pennantii, following Grubb et al. (2003, in press).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A2cd ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Oates, J.F. & Struhsaker, T.
Reviewer(s): Mittermeier, R.A. & Rylands, A.B. (Primate Red List Authority)
Listed as Critically Endangered as this species is estimated to have undergone a decline of more than 80% over the past three generations (ca. 30 years) due to heavy hunting impact across its limited range in the Niger Delta, compounded by habitat degradation.
2000 Endangered
1996 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Oates, J.F. & Struhsaker, T. 2008. Procolobus pennantii ssp. epieni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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