Red-faced Spider Monkey

Taxobox | name = Red-faced Spider Monkey


image_width = 200px
image_caption = Ateles paniscus in [http://amazonia.org/index.en.htm Aguazu Forest] , Brazil.
status = VU
status_system = iucn3.1
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Mammalia
ordo = Primates
familia = Atelidae
genus = "Ateles"
species = "A. paniscus"
binomial = "Ateles paniscus"
binomial_authority = (Linnaeus, 1758)

The Red-faced Spider Monkey, "Ateles paniscus", is a species of spider monkey, a type of New World monkey found from Brazil to Guyana and French Guiana.

It lives in groups of about 20 individuals, splitting into small units of 1 to 5 when foraging.

References

* Database entry includes justification for why this species is vulnerable
*MSW3 Groves|pages=151
*Neotropical Rainforest Mammals (1997), Louise Emmons and Francois Feer

External links

* [http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/factsheets/entry/black_spider_monkey Primate Info Net "Ateles paniscus" Factsheet]


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