Miss Waldron’s Red Colobus (Piliocolobus badius waldronae) is a subspecies of the Western Red Colobus native to West Africa. 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 Ivory Coast. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species lists 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 F. Waldron, who may have been his field assistant.
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