Mexican spider monkey

Mexican spider monkey
Mexican spider monkey[1]
At Miami MetroZoo, USA
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Atelidae
Genus: Ateles
Species: A. geoffroyi
Subspecies: A. g. vellerosus
Trinomial name
Ateles geoffroyi vellerosus
(Gray, 1866)
  • neglectus Reinhardt, 1873
  • pan Schlegel, 1876
  • tricolor Hollister, 1914

The Mexican spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi vellerosus), is a subspecies of Geoffroy's spider monkey, a type of New World monkey,[1] from Mexico and Central America, native to Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador.[2][3]


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  2. ^ a b Cuarón, A.D., Morales, A., Shedden, A., Rodriguez-Luna, E. & de Grammont, P.C. (2008). Ateles geoffroyi ssp. vellerosus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 13 January 2009.
  3. ^ Rylands, A., Groves, C., Mittermeier, R., Cortes-Ortiz, L., and Hines, J. (2006). "Taxonomy and Distributions of Mesoamerican Primates". New Perspectives in the Study of Mesoamerican Primates. pp. 56–66. ISBN 0-387-25854-X.