Mexican howler

Mexican howler
Mexican howler
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Atelidae
Genus: Alouatta
Species: A. palliata
Subspecies: A. p. mexicana
Trinomial name
Alouatta palliata mexicana
Merriam, 1902

The Mexican howler (Alouatta palliata mexicana) is a subspecies of the mantled howler, A. palliata. Its range includes southeastern Mexico and Guatemala.[3] The Mexican howler is sympatric with the Guatemalan black howler, A. pigra, in Tabasco, Mexico.[3] The Mexican howler differs from the golden-mantled howler, A. palliata palliata, primarily in aspects of skull morphology, and in some differences in pelage.[3] The golden-mantled howler's range includes parts of Guatemala and Honduras, and it is not clear if the Mexican and golden-mantled howler's ranges currently are in contact.[3]

In 2008, this subspecies was determined to be critically endangered.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "Critically Endangered Primates". Retrieved 2008-08-09. 
  2. ^ a b Cuarón, A.D., Shedden, A., Rodríguez-Luna, E., de Grammont, P.C. & Link, A. (2008). Alouatta palliata ssp. mexicana. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 13 January 2009.
  3. ^ a b c d Rylands, Groves, Mittermeier, Cortes-Ortiz & Hines (2006). "Taxonomy and Distributions of Mesoamerican Primates". In Estrada, A.; Garber, P.A.; Pavelka, M.S.M.; Luecke, L.. New Perspectives in the Study of Mesoamerican Primates. pp. 50–51. ISBN 978-0-387-25854-6.