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Colobus Monkey, Uganda (USNM 452644)
Old World monkeys are primates and are more closely related to humans and apes than any other living nonhuman primate group. The Smithsonian Institution’s Division of Mammals (http://vertebrates.si.edu/mammals/) houses many Old World monkeys in its scientific collections.
This specimen, USNM 452644 (http://collections.mnh.si.edu/search/mammals/?irn=7340419), is a male Ugandan red colobus monkey (Piliocolobus tephrosceles) from Uganda. This individual was collected in 1964 by C. P. Booth near Kibale in Toro Province. This individual weighed 19.5 lbs, had a total length of 1269 mm, a tail length of 712 mm, an ear notch length of 31 mm, and a hind tarsus length of 175 mm.
This is a CT scan of the mandible of USNM 452644. These three-dimensional scans are made publicly available through the generous support of the Smithsonian 2.0 Fund, provided from the annual gifts of the Smithsonian National Board to the Secretary to use at his discretion (http://smithsonian20.si.edu/fund.html), and the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
The main goal of this joint initiative between the Human Origins Program and the Division of Mammals is to make the NMNH's scientific collections of our closest living nonhuman primate relatives available in 3D for education and research.