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Primate Taxonomy

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13) Some of the New World monkey species, such as this spider monkey, are able to use their tails as a weight-supporting limb. These prehensile or grasping tails are very useful for animals who spend their lives far above the ground. A spider monkey hangs by her tail.
Notes: A spider monkey hangs by her tail.
Scientific name: Ateles geoffroyi (Geoffroy's spider monkey)
Photo © by: Roy Fontaine

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