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Lagothrix lagothricha (Humboldt's woolly monkey)

Synonyms: Gastrimargus infumatus; Lagothrix caparro; Lagothrix caroarensis; Lagothrix geoffroyi; Lagothrix humboldtii; Lagothrix lagotricha; Macaco barrigo

Wikipedia Abstract

The brown woolly monkey, common woolly monkey, or Humboldt's woolly monkey (Lagothrix lagotricha) is a woolly monkey from Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil. It lives in groups of two to 70 individuals, usually splitting the group into smaller subgroups when active. Many published sources give the systematic name as L. lagothricha, because Fooden chose that spelling as the correct spelling, when he revised the genus.
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Lagothrix lagothricha cana (Geoffroy's Woolly Monkey) (Endangered) (Attributes)
Lagothrix lagothricha lagothricha
Lagothrix lagothricha lugens (Colombian Woolly Monkey) (Critically Endangered) (Attributes)
Lagothrix lagothricha poeppigii (silvery woolly monkey) (Attributes)
Lagothrix lagothricha tschudii (Peruvian Woolly Monkey)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 7.84
EDGE Score: 3.57


Adult Weight [2]  16.87 lbs (7.65 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  300 grams
Female Maturity [2]  7 years
Male Maturity [2]  4 years 2 months
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore, Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [3]  70 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  10 %
Diet - Plants [3]  10 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  10 %
Forages - Arboreal [3]  100 %
Arboreal [1]  Yes
Gestation [2]  7 months 13 days
Litter Size [2]  1
Litters / Year [2]  1
Maximum Longevity [2]  32 years
Weaning [2]  11 months 22 days


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Caqueta moist forests Brazil, Columbia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Japurá-Solimoes-Negro moist forests Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Monte Alegre varzea Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Napo moist forests Colombia, Venezuela, Peru Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Negro-Branco moist forests Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Purus varzea Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Rio Negro campinarana Brazil, Colombia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Solimões-Japurá moist forest Brazil, Colombia, Peru Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Alto Rio Negro Indigenous Area 19768430 Amazonas, Brazil      
Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve VI 921676 Ecuador  
Manú National Park II 4213523 Cusco, Peru  
Otishi National Park 760925 Peru  
Reserva Cuzco Amazonico   Peru      
Reserva de la Biosfera de Yasuni Biosphere Reserve 4156313 Ecuador  
Reserva de Vida Silvestre Tahuamanu   Bolivia      
Sierra del Divisor Reserve Zone 3652986 Peru      

Prey / Diet

Astrocaryum chambira (Chambira palm)[4]
Ficus americana (Jamaican cherry fig)[5]
Ficus americana subsp. guianensis[5]
Ficus crassinervia (jaguey blanco)[5]
Ficus gomelleira[5]
Ficus insipida[5]
Ficus pertusa[5]
Virola flexuosa[6]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aburria pipile (Trinidad piping guan)2
Alouatta seniculus (red howler monkey)3
Artibeus jamaicensis (Jamaican fruit-eating bat)3
Artibeus lituratus (great fruit-eating bat)3
Ateles belzebuth (white-bellied spider monkey)5
Ateles chamek (Chamek spider monkey)2
Ateles paniscus (black spider monkey)2
Bassaricyon gabbii (Olingo)2
Callicebus moloch (red-bellied titi monkey)2
Cebus albifrons (white-fronted capuchin)3
Chiroderma villosum (hairy big-eyed bat)3
Chlorophanes spiza (Green Honeycreeper)2
Cyanerpes cyaneus (Red-legged Honeycreeper)2
Dermanura phaeotis (pygmy fruit-eating bat)2
Leontocebus fuscicollis (saddlebacked tamarin)2
Nasua nasua (South American Coati)2
Pheucticus ludovicianus (Rose-breasted Grosbeak)2
Platyrrhinus helleri (Heller's broad-nosed bat)2
Potos flavus (Kinkajou)2
Pteroglossus azara (Ivory-billed Aracari)2
Saguinus mystax (black-chested mustached tamarin)2
Saimiri sciureus (South American squirrel monkey)4
Sapajus apella (brown capuchin)5
Tangara mexicana (Turquoise Tanager)2
Thraupis episcopus (Blue-grey Tanager)2
Uroderma bilobatum (tent-making bat)3
Vampyriscus nymphaea (striped yellow-eared bat)2
Vampyrodes caraccioli (great stripe-faced bat)2


Parasitized by 
Dipetalonema gracile <Unverified Name>[7]
Physaloptera dilatata <Unverified Name>[7]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Apenheul Primate Park
Barranquilla Zoo
Fundacao Parque Zoologico de Sao Paulo
Fundacion Zoológica del Ecuador
Fundacion Zoologica de Cali
GaiaPark, Kerkrade Zoo
La Vallée des Singes
Louisville Zoological Garden
Parque Recreativo y Zool. Piscilago
Parque Zoologico Huachipa
Parque Zoologico Jaime Duque - Bogota
Twycross Zoo
Yokohama Zool. Gardens
Zoo de Doue-la-Fontaine
Zoo Dresden GmbH

Range Map

South America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
3Hamish 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
4Foods and Feeding Behavior of Wild Black-capped Capuchin (Cebus apella), KOSEI IZAWA, PRIMATES, 20(1): 57-76, January 1979
5"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
6Holbrook, KM, and BA Loiselle. 2009. Dispersal in a neotropical tree, Virola flexuosa (Myristicaceae): Does hunting of large vertebrates limit seed removal? Ecology 90: 1449–1455
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
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