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Central American Monkey Species

Do you know much about the Spider Monkey? Well in the article below there are some technical and interesting facts about that Monkey. I have some facts for you too.

Spider Monkeys are an endangered species.

Their tails can grow to 35″

In captivity, they grow to over 30 years of age.

They mostly eat fruit and flies. Yummy!!

 

Geoffroy’s Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi) is found in all seven Central American countries.At least seven monkey species are native to Central America. An eighth species, the Coiba Island howler (Alouatta coibensis) is often recognized, but some authoritiess treat it as a subspecies of the mantled howler, (A. palliata). A ninth species, the black-headed spider monkey (Ateles fusciceps) is also often recognized, but some authorities regard it as a subspecies of Geoffroy’s spider monkey (A. geoffroyi).Taxonomically, all Central American monkey species are classified as New World monkeys, and they belong to four families.

Five species belong to the family Atelidae, which includes the howler monkeys, spider monkeys, woolly monkeys and muriquis. Two species belong to the family Cebidae, the family that includes the capuchin monkeys and squirrel monkeys. One species each belongs to the night monkey family, Aotidae, and the tamarin and marmoset family, Callitrichidae.Geoffroy’s spider monkey is the only monkey found in all seven Central American countries, and it is also found in Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico.

Source: Central American monkey species