Muriqui

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Muriquis[1]
Brachyteles hypoxanthus2.jpg
Northern muriqui, Brachyteles hypoxanthus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Atelidae
Subfamily: Atelinae
Genus: Brachyteles
Spix, 1823
Type species
Ateles arachnoides
Species

Brachyteles arachnoides
Brachyteles hypoxanthus

The muriquis, also known as woolly spider monkeys, are the monkeys of the genus Brachyteles.[1] They are closely related to both the spider monkeys and the woolly monkeys.[1] The two species are the southern (B. arachnoides) and northern (B. hypoxanthus) muriquis.[1] They are the two largest species of New World monkeys, and the northern species is one of the most endangered of all the world's monkeys.[2]

The muriqui is the largest monkey in South America.[3] Males are the same size and weight as females.[4] It lives primarily in coffee estates in Southeastern Brazil.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Groves, C. P. (2005). "Order Primates". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 151. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ Chaves, Paulo B.; Alvarenga, Clara S.; Possamai, Carla de B.; Dias, Luiz G.; Boubli, Jean P.; Strier, Karen B.; Mendes, Sérgio L.; Fagundes, Valéria (3 June 2011). "Genetic diversity and population history of a critically endangered primate, the northern muriqui (Brachyteles hypoxanthus)". PLoS ONE. 6 (6): e20722. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020722. PMC 3108597. PMID 21694757.
  3. ^ a b Richard Wrangham & Dale Peterson (1997). Demonic Male: Apes and the Origins of Human Violence. Bloomsbury. p. 174.
  4. ^ Richard Wrangham & Dale Peterson (1997). Demonic Male: Apes and the Origins of Human Violence. Bloomsbury. p. 175.

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