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Brown-headed spider monkeys

Ateles fusciceps fusciceps


The Brown-headed spider monkey (Ateles fusciceps fusciceps ), is a subspecies of the Black-headed spider monkey, a type of New World monkey, found in Ecuador. Its type locality is at 1500 m in the Hacienda Chinipamba, Imbabura Province in North-West Ecuador. Some authorities, such as Froelich (1991), Collins and Dubach (2001) and Nieves (2005), do not recognize the Black-headed spider monkey as a distinct species and so treat the Brown-headed spider monkey as a subspecies of Geoffroy's spider monkey. The Brown-headed spider monkey lives in tropical and subtropical humid forests that are between 100 and 1,700 meters (330 and 5,600 ft) above sea level. It lives in population densities of 1.2 monkeys per square kilometer. It has a black or brown body and a brown head, while the Colombian spider monkey (A. f. rufiventris) is entirely black with some white on its chin. (information from Wikipedia)


This spotting took place at Henry Doorly Zoo.

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Smith'sZoo 11 years ago

Wow, really beautiful series. Real family moment!

Aaron_G 11 years ago

Thank you for the comment. I wish the shots were a bit sharper, but it was an overcast day and I had to crank up the ISO, causing a bit of noise in the images.

Voddy 11 years ago

Great job man !! :D I'm surprised it does not have any favourites this spotting is stellar !!

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Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Spotted on Oct 19, 2012
Submitted on Oct 28, 2012

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