Ateles fusciceps rufiventris
English : Colombian black spider-monkey
French : Atèle de Colombie
Class : Mammalia
Order : Primata
Family : Atelidae
Notes : 1 other subspecies known.
64 cm body length, tail length is 86 cm, weight up to 8.9 kg. For this subspecies, the fur is glossy black with a brown tinge on forehead. Its genital area is reddish. Few golden to silvery hairs around cheeks and muzzle. Face is mostly black.
Range and habitat
This subspecies is found from Eastern Panama to west and south-west Colombia. The species also occurs in north-west Ecuador. Lives in lowland and lower montane primary rainforest, up to 2500 m.
IUCN RED LIST : VULNERABLE
CITES : Appendix II
Status : The species is protected by law in most of its range but remains endangered because of deforestation and local hunting.
Ex-Situ Programs : EEP in Europe