English Name: 
Woolly Spider Monkeys

<div class="tree_txt_unlinked"><p><em>Brachyteles</em>,
the woolly spider monkey or Muriqui, is the largest-bodied neotropical
platyrrhine. It has a limited range throughout southeastern Brazil and
is endangered. While living in large multi-male multi-female groups,
they split into smaller groups during the day to forage. Like other
Atelines, <em>Brachyteles</em> has a long, prehensile tail. It resembles <em>Ateles</em> in limb proportions and having a greatly reduced thumb.</p>
<p><strong>Citations</strong>: Fleagle 1999</p>