Order : Primates
Family : Cebidae
Subfamily : Alouattinae
Genus : Alouatta
Animals in the genus Alouatta
|Mexican black howler monkey|
|Mantled howler monkey|
|Black howler monkey|
Facts about the genus Alouatta, the howler monkeys
The diet of howler monkeys is composed of a larger percentage of leaves, especially new leaves, than that of their close relatives, although howlers do eat fruit.
Alouatta is the most widely distributed genus "of neotropical primates, with a geographic range extending from Mexico to northern Argentina" (Lima & Seuanez, 1991).
Howler monkeys are among the largest of the New World primates, weighing 6 to 9 kilograms when adult.
Howler monkeys are found in Central and South America, but nowhere are they more accessible than in Costa Rica.
Howler Monkeys are the heaviest and largest monkeys found in Central and South America, living in groups up in the trees.
Howler monkeys are the only South American mammal that howls.
Howler Monkeys Howler monkeys are found in tropical rain forests and deciduous forests.
I reckon howler monkeys is much more apt, but.
In fact, the most outstanding characteristic of howler monkeys is their howl-- a long, drawn-out sonorous call produced by drawing air into an enlarged hyoid bone in the throat.
org); 3Universidad Nacional de Mexico (UNAM), Distrito Federal, Mexico; 4Universidad de Costa Rica, Escuela de Biologia, San Pedro de Montes de Oca, Costa Rica The current taxonomic status of the species and subspecies belonging to the genus Alouatta is addressed using a combined phylogenetic analysis using
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: The six species of howler monkeys are among the largest of the American or New World monkeys.
The standard metabolism if Alouatta is similar to other mammals of the same body mass.
The weight of male howler monkeys is usually larger than that of females but there is considerable variation.
One genus, Alouatta, is folivorous. (Full text)
Geographic Range Mantled howler monkeys are found in southern Mexico (the states of Veracruz, Campeche, Chiapas, Oaxaca, and Tabasco), from Honduras in Central America to Colombia and western Ecuador in South America, and possibly in southern Guatemala where some unconfirmed sightings have been reported (Reid 1997, Cortes-Ortiz et al. (Full text)
The first type (most clearly shown by Alouatta ) is essentially that of the more primitive femur molars (as in Propithecus ) modified by partial or complete suppression of the paraconid and by various degrees of flattening out of the original triangles, with no addition of new elements. (Full text)
Alouatta is a member of the Atelinae, a group of large-bodied arboreal platyrrhines that includes the spider monkeys, woolly monkeys, and woolly spider monkeys. (Full text)
Although threatened in their native South America due to habitat loss, the North American population of howler monkeys is at a sustainable level, so the AZA does not recommend that the monkeys breed at this time. (Full text)
by Terry Dunn Howler monkeys are named and known for the loud, guttural howls that they routinely use at the beginning and end (Full text)
Black Howler Monkey The six species of howler monkeys are among the largest of the American or New World monkeys. (Full text)
perforata in the diet of howler monkeys is mainly due to its content of water and calcium. (Full text)
Howler monkeys are vegetarians, feeding on flowers, fruits and leaves. (Full text)
Main Entry: alouatta alouatta is one of more than 1,000,000 entries available at Merriam-WebsterUnabridged. (Full text)
comentarios sobre la reproducciÃ³n en monos aulladores (versiÃ³n en EspaÃ±ol en breve)In general, the reproductive biology and behavior of the genus Alouatta is scarcely documented. (Full text)
comments on howler monkey reproduction In general, the reproductive biology and behavior of the genus Alouatta is scarcely documented. (Full text)
ABSTRACT The genus Alouatta (howler monkeys) is the most widely distributed of New World primates, and has been arranged in three species groups: the Central American Alouatta palliata group and the South American Alouatta seniculus and Alouatta caraya groups. (Full text)
Hoping to find a feast, this traveling clan of howler monkeys is inspecting the new crop for ripe fruit. (Full text)