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Ateles hybridus

Ateles hybridus (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Primates
Subordo: Haplorrhini
Infraordo: Simiiformes
Parvordo: Platyrrhini
Familia: Atelidae
Subfamilia: Atelinae
Genus: Ateles
Species: Ateles hybridus

Name

Ateles hybridus I. Geoffroy, 1829

Vernacular names
Internationalization
English: Brown Spider Monkey


References

* IUCN link: Ateles hybridus I. Geoffroy, 1829 (Critically Endangered)

Vernacular names
Internationalization
English: Brown Spider Monkey

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The Brown Spider Monkey, Ateles hybridus, is a species of spider monkey, a type of New World monkey, from South America. It is found in Colombia and Venezuela. Like all spider monkeys, it has very long, spindly limbs and a lengthy prehensile tail which can almost be called a fifth limb. The tail is made up of highly flexible, hairless tips with skin grooves which improves grip on tree branches and is adapted to its strictly arboreal lifestyle. It is currently critically endangered, with few examples of them remaining in the wild.
References

1. ^ Groves, C. (2005). Wilson, D. E., & Reeder, D. M. ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 151. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=12100405.
2. ^ Urbani, B., Morales, A. L., Link, A. & Stevenson, P. (2008). Ateles hybridus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 3 January 2009.

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