LAGOTHRIX LAGOTHRICHA PDF

Taxonomy[ edit ] The taxonomy of the brown woolly monkey is still debated. Fooden classified it is as one of two species under the genus Lagothrix with four sub-species L. Description[ edit ] A brown woolly monkey in Brazil Brown woolly monkeys are large compared to most other tree-dwelling primates, with a head-body length of 40 to 60 centimetres 1. Contrary to their name, they may also be a shade of grey or black as well as brown, and are darker on the head and underparts. The face is naked of any fur and is typically black.

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Taxonomy[ edit ] The taxonomy of the brown woolly monkey is still debated. Fooden classified it is as one of two species under the genus Lagothrix with four sub-species L. Description[ edit ] A brown woolly monkey in Brazil Brown woolly monkeys are large compared to most other tree-dwelling primates, with a head-body length of 40 to 60 centimetres 1.

Contrary to their name, they may also be a shade of grey or black as well as brown, and are darker on the head and underparts. The face is naked of any fur and is typically black. Most male woolly monkeys are larger than the females, also having larger canines. Brown woolly monkeys are also diurnal. It is found in the north-western region of Brazil and south of Venezuela , the northern region of Peru , the north-eastern region of Ecuador , and the south-eastern region of Colombia.

In Ecuador, the range of inhabited altitudes is - 1, m above sea level. Females with dependents tend to eat more leaves, most likely because the leaves contain more protein, which helps the female produce more milk, [10] whereas juvenile woolly monkeys have been observed to eat more arthropods then other members of the group. Inter-group competition during feeding times causes the juveniles to be displaced by the adult males and females with offspring resulting in an increase in feeding on arthropods and leaves.

They also used to be found in Bolivia, however it is likely they have been extirpated by hunters.

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Lagothrix lagotricha

Species: L. The taxonomy of the genus Lagothrix is debated. Groves ; recognizes two subspecies of L. In addition, Groves ; moved the Peruvian yellow-tailed woolly monkey Oreonax flavicauda to its own genus Oreonax from Lagothrix, so it is not included here as a member of the genus. Finally, there remains a persistent disagreement about the proper spelling of the species L. Here it will be spelled L.

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Brown woolly monkey

The following references were used in the writing of this factsheet. To find current references for Lagothrix, search PrimateLit. Nutritional and health status of woolly monkeys. Int J Primatol 29 1 Ankel-Simons F. Primate anatomy: an introduction, third edition.

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