26 Aug '11, 3pm

New monkey species found in the Amazon

New monkey species found in the Amazon

The unknown monkey species was discovered during a 20-day expedition to one of the last unexplored parts of Brazil’s Mato Grosso state in December 2010. This long-tailed, ginger-tinged little primate is believed to be a titi monkey, from the Callicebus genus, but has features on its head and tail never seen before in other titi monkey species in the area. A specimen is now being studied at Brazil’s Emílio Goeldi museum, in order to provide a description to mammal experts and primatologists worldwide. This will also help expand awareness of the wildlife of this remote area. Parts of this region were designated as protected areas back in the 1990s, but are now under threat from many social and environmental problems - including land conflicts, illegal deforestation, illegal fishing, exploitation of local labour and lack of basic services like education, health and electricit...

Full article: http://www.wwf.org.uk/news_feed.cfm?uNewsID=5208

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