MURIQUIS

The muriquis are the Brachyteles genus with two species.

MURIQUIS

Genus: Brachyteles

Brachyteles hypoxanthus

CONSERVATION STATUS: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Northern muriquis, or northern woolly spider monkeys, are endemic to the country of Brazil. They occupy the states of Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, and Bahia—and a recently confirmed single population resides in Rio de Janeiro within Itatiaia National Park, on the border of Minas Gerais in the Serra da Mantiqueira mountain range…

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Southern Muriqui Photo Credit: Sinara Conessa/Creative Commons

Brachyteles arachnoides

CONSERVATION STATUS: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Southern muriquis, or southern woolly spider monkeys, are endemic to the country of Brazil. They occupy fragments of submontane and montane evergreen tropical primary and secondary forests, 1,312–5,906 ft (400–1,800 m) above sea level, along the Atlantic coast within the states of southeastern Minas Gerais, northern São…

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