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41) Spider monkeys have five limbs -- their tail is just as useful in moving through the trees as are their arms and legs. They are found in tropical rain forests from central Mexico to the Amazon basin. Spider monkey, suspended between two branches, holds on with hands,feet and tail.
Notes: Spider monkey, suspended between two branches, holds on with hands,feet and tail.
Scientific name: Ateles geoffroyi
Member of the Cebid family
Photo © by: Roy Fontaine

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