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Brown-headed Spider Monkey


The Brown-headed Spider Monkey (Ateles fusciceps fusciceps ), is a subspecies of the Black-headed Spider Monkey, a type of New World monkey, found in Ecuador. Its type locality is at 1500 m in the Hacienda Chinipamba, Imbabura Province in North-West Ecuador. Some authorities, such as Froelich (1991), Collins and Dubach (2001) and Nieves (2005), do not recognize the Black-headed Spider Monkey as a distinct species and so treat the Brown-headed Spider Monkey as a subspecies of Geoffroy's Spider Monkey.

The Brown-headed Spider Monkey lives in tropical and subtropical humid forests that are between above sea level. It lives in population densities of 1.2 monkeys per square kilometer. It has a black or brown body and a brown head, while the Colombian Spider Monkey (A. f. rufiventris) is entirely black with some white on its chin.

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