- Brown Spider Monkey
trend = down
status_system = iucn3.1
status_ref = IUCN2006|assessors=Defler & Rodríguez-M|year=2003|id=39961|title=Ateles hybridus|downloaded=08 May 2006 Database entry includes justification for why this species is critically endangered]
genus = "
species = "A. hybridus"
binomial = "Ateles hybridus"
binomial_authority = I. Geoffroy, 1829
The Brown Spider Monkey, "Ateles hybridus", is a species of
spider monkey, a type of New World monkey, from South America. It is found in Colombiaand Venezuela. Like all spider monkeys, it has very long, spindly limbs and a lengthy prehensile tail which can almost be called a fifth limb. The tail is made up of highly flexible, hairless tips with skin grooves which improves grip on tree branches and adapted to its strictly arboreal lifestyle.
* [http://www.natureserve.org/infonatura/ Infonatura]
*ARKive - [http://www.arkive.org/species/GES/mammals/Ateles_hybridus/ images and movies of the variegated spider monkey "(Ateles hybridus)"]
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