English : Central American black howler
French : Hurleur d’Amérique centrale
Class : Mammalia
Order : Primata
Family : Atelidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Body length of 71 cm, tail length of 69 cm, weight of 9.1 kg. Fur in long, soft and dense. Coloration entirely black with barely noticeable brown areas on shoulders. Males’ scrotum is pure white.
Range and habitat
This species is found in Central America, in South-East Mexico, around the Yucatan peninsula, also in Belize, north and central parts of Guatemala. Mostly found in primary and secondary forests, both montane and lowland.
IUCN RED LIST : ENDANGERED
CITES : Appendix I
Status : This species has suffered dramatic declines because of habitat loss. Hunting is also problematic. When not hunted, species can be very numerous.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known