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New Amazon Monkey Discovered

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posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 09:34 PM

Scientists on an expedition backed by WWF-Brazil to one of the last unexplored areas in the Brazilian Midwest have discovered a new species of monkey.

The monkey belonging to the Callicebus genus was found in the northwest of Mato Grosso State and is one of the great results from the studies undertaken during an expedition in December 2010 to the Guariba-Roosevelt Extractive Reserve.

The primate specimen was found in an area between the courses of the Guariba River and the Roosevelt River​, two of the most important water courses in the north-western part of Mato Grosso state.

Dalponte noted “This primate has features on its head and tail that have never been observed before in other titi monkey species found in the same area”.

The animal will be the object of studies designed to provide a detailed description of its characteristics to mammalian zoology experts and primatologists worldwide.

The study of the species will take about six months to conclude. The process of publishing the discovery in specialised scientific journals can take up to one year from the time the papers are submitted till the time they are approved for publication by the editing committees of scientific journals and reviews.
(There's some more information available if you click the link)

I love hearing about new animals being discovered. I recently read on ATS that there is some belief that only a quarter of organisms on earth have been discovered, it makes me wonder what else we have left to find.

What stood out to me the most about this monkey would have to be its tail. Its very long. I wonder if these monkeys are able to hang from tree's using their tail's?

edit on 26-8-2011 by FoxMulder91 because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 11:43 PM
reply to post by FoxMulder91

Awww what a pretty Callicebus! I don't think it "hangs from trees using its tail" but I bet that it uses its tail when it jumps around in the trees for stability and leverage.

Super cool. I love new mammal species.

posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 09:22 AM
Seen one monkey you seen en all.

Just kidding. I think it's fascinating that in 2011 we still are finding new species. And we thought we already knew it all.

posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 11:50 AM
That looks so awesome love it

posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 10:24 AM
reply to post by D1Useek

I do not think that any biologist, zoologist, or systematist ever ever thought that we knew it all. Actually, most scientists know that we've only discovered a small quantity of the number of species out there. How could we ever find everything? We don't have people stationed in every corner of the planet!

posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 12:43 PM
Why isn't he blurry?

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