The Spider Monkey
The Spider Monkey lives in the rainforest of North and
South America. It is part of the Cebidae subfamily group, which is a family that has different kinds of monkeys in it. Spider Monkeys of the subfamily are found in three separate groups. These monkeys have four species living from Mexico in the north down as far as northern Argentina. Out of the three groups, the Ateles are the most widespread. They are separated into groups, which go into a number of different species. They are almost the same size as the Howler Monkey except their limbs are more long and and slender. Of the four Spider Monkeys, Paniscus is the black colored one with a brown head, Fusciceps are just the plain, black- colored monkey, Belzebuth has long hair and is from Columbia but is black or even brown with some pale underparts and forehead, and the black handed Geoffroyi's color varies through gold into buff or dark brown. All of these monkeys have dark brown eyes. The male and female sizes are similar, except the male has longer canine teeth than the females. These amazing Monkeys are found in a variety of forest types including man made places. The monkeys can leap large distances on to solid things or objects. The Spider Monkeys are a very cute, amazing and interesting animals.