Learn more about the Common woolly monkey – with amazing Common woolly monkey videos, photos and facts on Arkive. Range Description. In Colombia, Lagothrix lagotricha is known throughout the Amazon lowlands north-east to the Ro Uva, a left bank affluent of the Ro Guaviare. English: Brown Woolly Monkey español: Mono Lanudo Cafe 日本語: フンボルト ウーリーモンキー português: Macaco-barrigudo.
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Share this image — Hide sharing options. The soft, short, thick, woolly hair of this primate, after which it is named 2makes it a particularly attractive New World monkey. The downy fur of the common woolly monkey may vary between shades of dark grey, brown or black 5and is often darker on the head and slightly lighter on the underparts 3.
The face, naked of any fur, is typically black 3. For a lsgothrix monkey, this species is rather large 3but it moves easily through the forest using its long limbs and prehensile tail, which has a bare patch near the tip to provide extra grip 2 3. Male woolly monkeys are larger than females and also have larger canines 5. It was once thought that there were four subspecies of lagorricha common woolly monkey: Lagothrix lagotricha lagotricha, L.
Like many New World monkeys, this species is diurnal and tree-dwelling 3. Moving about in groups of between 20 and 70 individuals 3the common woolly monkey feeds primarily on fruits 7.
However, young seeds, young leaves and flowers are also eaten at certain times of the year 7. It moves about the trees, with its tail providing a constant safety grip on the branches 2and sleeps in the topmost layer of the forest, often in the crown of a tall tree 5. Sometimes, however, the common woolly monkey will descend to the ground, where it moves upright on its two hindlegs, using the arms and tail for balance 3. Within each common woolly monkey group, there is a dominance hierarchy amongst the males, which is decided upon through aggressive behaviour 3.
They are polygamous monkeys, meaning that they mate with more than one partner each season 5and it is believed that the scent-marking observed in this species plays a part in mating activity, by advertising the quality of a male. Males scent mark by either rubbing their chest or anogenital region against a branch or tree trunk 8.
Female common woolly monkeys typically give birth to a single young after a gestation period of between 7 and 7. The mother will feed her young for between 9 and 12 months. Sexual maturity is reached at between five and eight years, and, based on evidence of a captive common woolly monkey, this species may live up to around 24 years 3.
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The common woolly monkey occurs in South America in the upper Amazon basin 5. It may also occur in Venezuela 1but is apparently no longer lagothrlx in Bolivia, where it is believed to have been extirpated by hunting 5. Lowland primary forest is the preferred habitat of the common woolly monkey; however, it may also be found in cloud forest, up to elevations of 3, metres, and occasionally in disturbed or fragmented areas of forest 1 3. In certain seasons it may enter flooded forests, to feed on the plethora of fruits that are found there 1.
The common woolly monkey is often considered to be one of the primates most vulnerable to hunting in the New World 3 5. It is valued for its meat, with its large size making lagohtrix a particularly enticing target, but it is also hunted for its pelt and for the pet trade 3 5.
It is generally a young woolly monkey that is sought for the pet trade, which tragically often involves the mother being killed in order to capture the defenceless infant 3. It has been estimated that for every young woolly monkey that is sold live in a market, at least 10 female woolly monkeys died 3.
In addition to the threat of hunting, the common woolly monkey is lagotrichha threatened by the loss of forests. As humans encroach on this habitat, turning lagktricha once biodiverse forest of the Amazon basin into agricultural land 1the common woolly monkey is one of the first primates to disappear 3.
Despite the gloomy picture painted above, the common woolly monkey does still occur over a wide area, and can be found in lagithrix number of remote regions 1for the time algotricha safe from the expansion of human activities.
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Common woolly monkey biology Like many New World monkeys, this species is diurnal and tree-dwelling 3. Common woolly monkey range The common woolly monkey occurs in South America in the upper Amazon basin 5. American bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus. Albacore tuna Thunnus alalunga.
White marlin Kajikia albida. Common woolly monkey habitat Lowland primary forest is the preferred habitat of the common woolly monkey; however, it may also be found in cloud forest, up to elevations of 3, metres, and occasionally in disturbed or fragmented areas of forest 1 3. Red-fronted parrot Poicephalus gulielmi. Common woolly monkey threats The common woolly monkey is often considered to be one of the primates most vulnerable to hunting in the New World 3 5. Common woolly monkey conservation Despite the gloomy picture painted above, the common lagotrciha monkey does still occur over a wide area, and can be found in a lagohhrix of remote regions 1for the time being safe from the expansion of human activities.
Find out more For further information on the common woolly monkey see: Authentication This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. Glossary Anogenital Relating to the region of the anus and the genitalia. Diurnal Active in the daytime.
Gestation The state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth. Prehensile Capable of grasping. Primary forest Forest that has remained undisturbed for a long time and has reached a mature condition.
Subspecies A population usually restricted to a geographical area that differs from other populations of the same species, but not to the extent of being classified as a separate species. Academic Press, San Diego. John Hopkins University Press, Lgaothrix.
Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour. Aldine de Gruyter, New York. International Journal of Primatologylabothrix 3: Comparisons with other Atelines. International Journal of Primatology15 3: American Journal of Primatology X Close Image credit.
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