A New World monkey species native to Central America. Depending on the population and subspecies, it might have a buff, reddish, rusty, brown, or black body color. The feet and hands are either dark or black. Around the eyes and muzzle, the face often has a pale mask and exposed flesh. Its prehensile tail is an additional limb and can carry the monkey’s total weight.
Its arms are noticeably longer than its legs. Its hands only feature a slender thumb and long, robust fingers that resemble hooks. These modifications enable the monkey to move its arms underneath the tree branches.
The spider monkeys that Geoffroy created are herbivorous creatures. They usually consume fruits. In addition to these, they eat buds, leaves, blossoms, bark, insects, honey, and flowers.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal (size) / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Group
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No