Woolly monkey

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Woolly monkeys
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Primates
Family:Atelidae
Genus:Lagothrix
E. Geoffroy, 1812

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Species

Lagothrix lagotricha
Lagothrix cana
Lagothrix lugens
Lagothrix poeppigii

The woolly monkeys are the genus Lagothrix of New World monkeys, usually placed in the family Atelidae.

There are four species of woolly monkey. All originate from the rainforests of South America. They have a prehensile tail and live in relatively large social groups.

One species of woolly monkey, the Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey, has recently been placed in the genus Oreonax.

Species list

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