Our Neighborhood's Biodiversity Map

* Please click the continent to see the endangered species of our neighborhood.
South America
Brachyteles hypoxanthus * To See the original image, please click the image
Shared by : Ida Ayu Mas Amelia Kusumaningtyas (Indonesia)
Region : Brazil (South America)
Status : CR (Critically Endangered)
Muriqui, or a wooly spider monkey, is a species endemic to Brazil that can be found in the Atlantic Forest. They are the largest species of New World monkeys that often hangs upside down by its tail while eating on leaves, twigs, and fruits. They can grow up to 4.3 ft tall and are individually identified by color patterning, ear shape, as well by face shape and pigmentation.
Muriqui has a threat in being hunted, as well as having their Atlantic Forest habitat destroyed. Besides that, there is also a problem in their conservation due to their low genetic diversity. It is estimated that the wild population of northern muriquis from 500 was raised to 1000 individual in 2005, this is due to new discoveries and research in other forests.

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