Brown woolly monkey

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Brown woolly monkey[1]
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Atelidae
Genus: Lagothrix
Species: L. lagotricha
Binomial name
Lagothrix lagotricha
(Humboldt, 1812)
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Brown woolly monkey range
Brown woolly monkey on a tree

The brown woolly monkey, common woolly monkey, or Humboldt's woolly monkey (Lagothrix lagotricha) is a woolly monkey from Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil. It lives in groups of two to 70 individuals, usually splitting the group into smaller subgroups when active.

Many published sources give the systematic name as L. lagothricha, because Fooden [3] chose that spelling as the correct spelling, when he revised the genus. Von Humboldt used both spellings in his original description, so the International Zoological Code permits a first reviser to choose which spelling is to be considered "correct".


  1. ^ Groves, C.P. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 152. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ Palacios, E., Boubli, J.-P., Stevenson, P., Di Fiore, A. & de la Torre, S. (2008). "Lagothrix lagotricha". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Fooden, J. 1963. A revision of the woolly monkey (genus Lagothrix) Journal of Mammalogy 44(2): 213-247