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Peruvian spider monkey

(Ateles chamek)

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Description

The Peruvian spider monkey (Ateles chamek) also known as the Black-faced black spider monkey,is a species of spider monkey that lives not only in Peru,but also in Brazil and Bolivia.At two feet (0.6 m) long,they are relatively large among species of monkey,and their strong,prehensile tails can be up to three feet (1 m) long.Unlike many species of monkey,they have only a vestigial thumb,an adaptation which enables them to travel using brachiation.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Mammalia
Order:Primates
Family:Atelidae
Genus:Ateles
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