Ateles chamek, or the black-faced black spider monkey, is found in areas of Peru, Brazil, or Bolivia. (Felton, et al., ; Felton, et al., ; Iwanaga and Ferrari. Learn more about the Peruvian spider monkey – with amazing Peruvian spider monkey photos and facts on Arkive. Scientific name: Ateles Chamek English names: Black-faced Spider monkey, Peruvian Spider monkey. Spanish and local names: Marimono, Mono araƱa.

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Volume 3 Issue 2 Janpp. Walker’s Mammals of the World, Volume 1. Primary rainforest Rainforest that has remained undisturbed for a long time and has reached a mature condition.

Biotropica40 4: Volume 65 Issue 1 Janpp. In addition to natural predators, humans tend to be the largest threat for black-faced black spider monkeys. Volume 35 Issue 1 Janpp. Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image.

Observations on two types of neotropical primate intertaxa associations. Her parents were shot and the fall from the tree left her paralyzed from the waist down. Similar species chqmek spider monkeys generally have a life span in the wild of longer than 20 years. See all formats and pricing Online. Peruvian spider monkey habitat The Peruvian spider monkey inhabits primary lowland rainforest as well as riverine and flooded forest, and mainly uses the upper levels of the forest canopy 1 2 4 8 Volume chameo Issue 3 Janpp.


Average number of offspring 1 Range gestation period to days Range weaning age 22 to 25 months Chamem time to independence American Journal of Primotology.

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Volume 32 Issue 4 Janpp. Typically social interactions between groups tend to be peaceful, with atteles settling territory disputes should they arise.

It has a life span of up to 20 years. Academic Press, San Diego, California. Positive Black-faced black spider monkeys provide a source of meat for hunters in areas surrounding the monkey populations.

Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Variegated spider monkey Ateles hybridus. The Johns Hopkins University Press.

International Journal of Primatology30 5: ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. Black-faced black spider monkeys are considered to be ripe-fruit specialists, and have been observed feeding largely on the figs of Fiscus boliviana and Ficus trigona.

Peruvian spider monkey

Although they tend atelee favor figs, they consume over species of fruits, often ingesting the seeds and then dispersing them through defecation. Their range is very large and they can be found in many different types of tropical rainforests. They give birth to a single offspring after a long gestation period of to days. Additionally, males tend to stay with their natal groups while female offspring disperse at the age of maturity to look for a mate. Morphoclimatic domains and phytogeographic provinces of Brazil.

Male black-faced black spider monkeys also compete for mates, which does not impact the at birth sex ratio, but may impact amount of parental investment across the two sexes.


Post weaning parental investment of sons and daughters seems to be equal across the sexes, and also across the rank of the mother.

They substitute other fruits and leaves when figs are scare.

Supplementary Article Materials Supplementary camek. Land-use-drive stream warming in southeastern Amazonia. Volume 42 Issue 1 Janpp. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Prices are subject to change without notice. The influence of feeding patch size and relative fruit density on the foraging behavior of the black spider monkey Ateles chamek. Volume vhamek Issue 1 Janpp. Spider monkeys reproduce slowly, each female giving birth only once every two to four years, and individuals not reaching maturity until around four to five years old.

American Journal of Cchamek Territory An area occupied and defended by an animal, a pair of animals or a colony. Male black-faced black spider monkeys participate only in the reproductive effort and do not invest in the offspring after insemination of the female. The spider monkey has a reproductive period that can span throughout the year, though most offspring are born at the start of the Autumn season. Nowak, Range lifespan Status: Accessed March 15, at http: Breeding may occur at any time of year, the female giving birth to a single young after a gestation period of around to days.

Morphometric analyses atekes Ateles systematic and biogeographic implications.