Ateles geoffroyi (Kuhl, 1820)

Beal, Maxwell R. W., Matzinger, Parker J., Saborío-R., Guido, Noguera Bristan, Jonathan & Olson, Erik R., 2020, Survey of medium-sized and large mammals of Piedras Blancas National Park, Costa Rica, Check List 16 (4), pp. 939-950 : 947

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.4.939

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/5B089B20-D77D-BD67-FCDD-FD1C19EAFB18

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Ateles geoffroyi (Kuhl, 1820)
status

 

Ateles geoffroyi (Kuhl, 1820)

Material Examined. COSTA RICA • 2 adults; Puntar- enas Province , Piedras Blancas National Park; 08.701, −083.231; first recorded on 29 May 2018; MRW Beal observation GoogleMaps .

Identification. The Central American Spider Monkey is a medium-sized primate. It is distinguished from other species by its cream-reddish-black body with very long, darker-colored limbs and a proportionately small head. Additionally, a pinkish mask of skin can be seen around the eyes and muzzle ( Wainwright and Arias 2007). This species is not easily confused with other primate species in the region.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Primates

Family

Atelidae

Genus

Ateles