Ornate spider monkey

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Ornate spider monkey[1]
Panama spider monkey, Costa Rica.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Atelidae
Genus: Ateles
Species: A. geoffroyi
Subspecies: A. g. ornatus
Trinomial name
Ateles geoffroyi ornatus
(Gray, 1870)
Synonyms
  • azuerensis Bole, 1937
  • panamensis Kellogg and Golman, 1944

The ornate spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi ornatus), is a subspecies of Geoffroy's spider monkey, a type of New World monkey,[1] from Central America, native to Costa Rica and Panama.[2][3][4] Other common names for this subspecies include the brilliant spider monkey, the common spider monkey, the red spider monkey, the Panama spider ape, and the Azuero spider monkey, the latter two of which were previously thought to be distinct subspecies panamensis and azuerensis, respectively.[1]

Female 22-month-old juvenile A. g. ornatus in a southern Costa Rica wildlife rehabilitation center. As a juvenile, her face is light colored, but it will darken upon sexual maturity.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Cuarón, A.D.; Morales, A.; Shedden, A.; Rodriguez-Luna, E. & de Grammont, P.C. (2008). "Ateles geoffroyi ssp. ornatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Rylands, A. & Members of the Primate Specialist Group (2003). "Ateles geoffroyi ssp. panamensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2007. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2008-07-26. 
  4. ^ Rylands, A. & Members of the Primate Specialist Group (2003). "Ateles geoffroyi ssp. azuerensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2007. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2008-07-26. 

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