Black-headed night monkey

Has large eyes to make up for the lack of a reflective eye layer found in many nocturnal mammals for night vision

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The black-headed night monkeys are about the size of a squirrel, and their body is covered with thick and short fur. Their upper back is dark grey, while the forearms are covered with black agouti pelage. They also have an orange-tan coat on the lower back, outer rear legs, and tail. Three conspicuous black stripes on their forehead give them their common name.

They are mainly nocturnal but might be awake and active during the day for short periods. Generally, they leave their sleeping site about 15 minutes after sunset to forage and return just before sunrise. They are primarily frugivorous and enjoy eating figs.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Bolivia
2015
Brazil
2015
Peru
2015

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Troop

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No