Lagothrix flavicauda (Primates: Atelidae)

José E. Serrano-Villavicencio, Sam Shanee, Víctor Pacheco

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Lagothrix flavicauda (Humboldt, 1812), commonly known as the yellow-tailed woolly monkey, is one of the largest New World primates. Its diet is based on fruits and leaves, and occasionally flowers, buds, epiphyte roots, invertebrates, and some vertebrates. It is endemic to the cloud forests of northern Peru, in Amazonas, San Martín, Huánuco, Junín, La Libertad, and Loreto departments at elevations from 1,000 to 2,800 m. It lives in groups of up to 30 individuals. Lagothrix flavicauda is listed as "Critically Endangered"(CR) by both the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and under Peruvian legislation, and on Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-144
Number of pages11
JournalMammalian Species
Issue number1010
StatePublished - 11 Oct 2021
Externally publishedYes

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  • Peru
  • cloud forests
  • endemic
  • primate
  • yellow-tailed woolly monkey


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