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Guatemalan Black Howler0 locationsMammal
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Apr 10 2013
Belize - Jungle to Beach
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Apr 10 2013
Belize - Jungle to Beach
TypeMammal
FamilyAtelidae - Howler Monkeys
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Alouatta pigra

Common Names:Guatemalan Black Howler, Yucatan Black Howler

Habitat:It is found in Belize, Guatemala and Mexico, in and near the Yucatan Peninsula. It lives in evergreen, semideciduous and lowland rain forests.

Description:The Guatemalan black howler is the largest of the howler monkey species and one of the largest of the New World monkeys. Guatemalan black howler males are larger than those of any other Central American monkey species. On average, males weigh 11.4 kg (25 lb) and females weigh 6.4 kg (14 lb). The body is between 521 and 639 mm (20.5 and 25.2 in) in length, excluding the tail. The tail is between 590 and 690 mm (23 and 27 in) long. Adults of both sexes have long, black hair and a prehensile tail, while infants have brown fur.

Comments:The Guatemalan black howler, or Yucatan black howler, (Alouatta pigra) is a species of howler monkey, a type of New World monkey, from Central America. It is also known as the baboon in Belize, although it is not closely related to the baboons in Africa.


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