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Black spider monkey

(Ateles paniscus)

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Description

The red-faced spider monkey has long,black hair and a red or pink face that is bare except for a few short,white hairs.Infants are born with dark faces,which lighten as they age.Sexual dimorphism in the species is small;the head-body length of the male is 55.7 centimetres (21.9 in) on average,while the female is around 55.2 cm (21.7 in) in length.The male weighs around 9.1 kg (20 lb),while the female weighs around 8.4 kg (19 lb).The tail is prehensile (capable of grasping) and its fingers and limbs are long,agile and strong. Behavior

Taxonomic tree:

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