Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54544

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Primates
Family:Cebidae
Genus:Ateles
Genus species:Ateles paniscus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:40-53 cm
Weight:8.6 kg
Identification:The black spider monkey has a black coat, flesh-colored eye rings, white chin whiskers, and a long tail and legs.
Habitat:High forests
Diet:Omnivore: fruit, leaves, spiders, insects
Reproduction:These primates can mate any time of the year. There is usually only one young born after a gestation period of 226-232 days. The baby is weaned when it is 6-10 months old.
Groups of spider monkeys form exclusive communities that break into small groups.
Behavior:Foraging is done during the early morning hours.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Spider monkeys are the most expert climbers of all monkeys.

Other Information

Geographic:Northwestern South America Date:1965-10 Subjects:Black spider monkey
monkey
primate
Spider monkeys
Cebidae
Monkeys
Primates
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata