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Ateles chamek (Chamek spider monkey)

Synonyms: Ateles ater peruvianus; Ateles longimembris

Wikipedia Abstract

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. Peruvian spider monkeys live in groups of 20-30 individuals, but these groups are rarely all together simultaneously. The size and dynamics of the resulting subgroups vary with food availability and sociobehavioral activity. They prefer to eat fleshy fruit, but will change their diet in response to scarcity of ripe fruit. Individuals of t
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Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Ateles chamek

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
3
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
52
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.9
EDGE Score: 4.15

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  13.228 lbs (6.00 kg)
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Frugivore, Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  60 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  10 %
Diet - Plants [2]  10 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  10 %
Diet - Vertibrates [2]  10 %
Forages - Arboreal [2]  100 %
Maximum Longevity [1]  43 years

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Estacion Biologica Beni Biosphere Reserve VI 335178 Bolivia  
Madidi National Park II 3194501 Bolivia  
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park II 4006523 Bolivia  
Sierra del Divisor Reserve Zone 3652986 Peru      

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Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

South America;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1de 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
2Hamish 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
3Seasonal Variations in Diet and Foraging Behavior of Ateles chamek in a Southern Amazonian Tropical Forest, Robert B. Wallace, International Journal of Primatology, Vol. 26, No. 5, October 2005, pp. 1053-1075
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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