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Brachyteles hypoxanthus (Northern Muriqui)

Synonyms: Brachyteles hemidactylus

Wikipedia Abstract

The northern muriqui (Brachyteles hypoxanthus) is an endangered muriqui (woolly spider monkey) species endemic to Brazil. It is unusual among primates in that it shows egaliterian social relationships. It is found in the Atlantic Forest region of the Brazilian states of Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais and Bahia. Muriquis are the largest species of New World monkeys. The northern muriqui can grow up to 4.3 ft tall. It feeds mainly on leaves and twigs, but will also eat fruit. It often hangs upside-down by its prehensile tail while eating.
View Wikipedia Record: Brachyteles hypoxanthus

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Brachyteles hypoxanthus


Diet [1]  Frugivore, Nectarivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [1]  20 %
Diet - Nectar [1]  10 %
Diet - Plants [1]  70 %
Forages - Arboreal [1]  100 %
Top 100 Endangered [2]  Yes



Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
2Baillie, J.E.M. & Butcher, E. R. (2012) Priceless or Worthless? The world’s most threatened species. Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom.
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