Black howler monkey (Alouatta caraya)

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Black howler monkey male howling
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • Black howler monkeys are found in the rainforests of central South America.
  • Howler monkeys use an enlarged and highly specialized voice box to produce their howls.
  • Black howler monkeys practice allomothering where females carry, groom and protect infants other than their own.
  • Howler monkeys spend up to 70% of their day resting, fermenting leaves in their enlarged caecums.
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Black howler monkey description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderPrimates
FamilyAtelidae
GenusAlouatta (1)

Information on the black howler monkey (Alouatta caraya) is being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
Black howling monkey, Black-and-gold howler monkey.
Spanish
Aullador Negro, Manechi, Manechi Negro.
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Black howler monkey status

The black howler monkey is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1) and is listed on Appendix II on CITES (2).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (July, 2012)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
  2. CITES (July, 2012)
    http://www.cites.org
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Black howler monkey male howling  
Black howler monkey male howling

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