Brown howler

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Brown howler[1]
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Brown Howler Monkey in Minas Gerais
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Atelidae
Genus: Alouatta
Species: A. guariba
Binomial name
Alouatta guariba
(Humboldt, 1812)

Alouatta guariba clamitans
Alouatta guariba guariba

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Brown howler range

The brown howler (Alouatta guariba), also known as brown howling monkey, is a species of howler monkey, a type of New World monkey that lives in forests in southeastern Brazil and far northeastern Argentina (Misiones).[1][2] It lives in groups of two to 11 individuals.[3] Despite the name "brown howler", it is notably variable in colour, with some individuals appearing largely reddish-orange or black.[4]

The two subspecies are:[1]


  1. ^ a b c Groves, C. P. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 149. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ a b Mendes, S. L., Rylands, A. B., Kierulff, M. C. M. & de Oliveira, M. M. (2008). "Alouatta guariba". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Louise Emmons and Francois Feer (1997). Neotropical Rainforest Mammals. 
  4. ^ Gregorin, R. (2006). (Portuguese) Taxonomia e variação geográfica das espécies do gênero Alouatta Lacépède (Primates, Atelidae) no Brasil. Rev. Bras. Zool. 23(1).

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