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Primate Taxonomy

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42) The closely related muriqui is found only along the Atlantic coast of Brazil. Like the lion tamarin which lives in the same area, it is in danger of extinction. The only known groups live in small forest preserves. Hanging by one arm and a tail, a muriqui feeds in a tree.
Notes: Hanging by one arm and a tail, a muriqui feeds in a tree.
Scientific name: Brachyteles arachnoides
muriqui -- MER-ih-key
Member of the Cebid family
These animals have also been called woolly spider monkeys.
Photo © by: Frans de Waal

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