Learn more about the Brown-headed spider monkey – with amazing Brown- headed spider monkey photos and facts on Arkive. Ateles. in New World Primates: Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior. ed. Warren G. Kinzey. New York: Aldine de Gruyter. MacDonald, D. The Encyclopedia of . PDF | On Dec 1, , Diego G. Tirira and others published Primates in Peril: Ateles fusciceps.

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In some areas Brown-headed Spider Monkeys may be hunted atdles food. Fleagle ; Microsoft Encarta ; Sleeper Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island. The Ecology and Behavior of Neotropical Primates.

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For other uses, see Spider monkey disambiguation. Precipitation is typically not limiting, but may be somewhat seasonal.

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The genus contains seven species, and seven subspecies. Key Behaviors arboreal diurnal motile social Communication and Perception Perception Channels tactile chemical Food Habits Brown-headed Spider Monkeys prefer ripe fruits and leaves, but will eat nuts, seeds, insects, and sometimes eggs.

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Retrieved November 22, Automatic assertion inferred from database entries i. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Also known as Black-headed spider monkey. Fort Rickey Childrens Discover Zoo. At the beginning of the dry season, when fruit is scarce, it consumes a greater amount of leaves, flowers, atelez, bark and honey, and will also occasionally eat small insects 2. Some of the monkeys are able to survive in areas that have been partially logged, but few can live where rainforests have been fusdiceps removed.


Accessed February 8, at http: It is found dusciceps ColombiaNicaragua and Panama. Female spider monkeys have a clitoris that is especially developed; it may be referred to as a pseudo-penis because it has an interior passage, or urethra, that makes it almost identical to the penisand retains and distributes urine droplets as fuscicepe female moves around.

The brown-headed spider monkey occupies the greatest range of forest habitats of any of the Colombian spider monkeys; it has been recorded in dry forest, humid forest and cloud forestas high as 2, metres above sea level 1. The brown-headed spider monkey moves around in the daytime foraging for ripe fruit, which comprises 83 percent of its diet 9. Groups are thought to be directed by a lead female, which is responsible for planning an efficient feeding route each day.

These monkeys aateles in loose groups of about 20 aeles, but zteles is rare to find them gathered in one place. Their coat is long and shaggy, usually with a lighter underside. Wikispecies has information related to Black-headed Spider Monkey.

Views Read View source View history. Due to its large size and the desirability of its meat, the brown-headed spider monkey has been hunted by humans for centuries 6. When a spider monkey sees a human approaching, it barks loudly similar to a dog. The Pictorial Guide to the Living Primates.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Most climates atlees them to live year-round in the same area. After a gestation period of seven to eight months a single offspring is born. Disproportionately long limbs and long prehensile tails make them one of the largest New World monkeys and give rise to their common name. Ateles fusciceps Brown-headed spider monkey Ateles geoffroyi fusciceps.


A mother carries her infant around her belly for the first month after birth.

Adult females and males are practically indistinguishable; both have bodies of very dark brown or black, depending on the subspecies 2. Rodents of Unusual Size.

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Economic Importance fusviceps Humans: The large and graceful brown-headed spider monkey is one of the most threatened animals in Ecuador 5. Females attain sexual maturity at 51 months; males at 56 months. Through the rest of the day, they may feed infrequently until around 10 pm.

Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Retrieved from ” https: Extant species of family Atelidae. Recent meta-analyses on primate cognition studies indicated spider monkeys are the most intelligent New World monkeys. This urine is emptied at the bases of the clitoris, and collects in skin folds on either side of a groove on the perineal. Unlike many monkeys, they do not use their fuscicrps for balance when walking, instead relying on their tails.

Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities.