Oreonax flavicauda (Humboldt, 1812)

Peruvian yellow-tailed woolly monkey, Yellow-tailed woolly monkey



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Simia flavicauda Humboldt, 1812; Lagothrix flavicauda (Humboldt, 1812); Oreonax hendeei Thomas, 1927


Conservation Status

Last record: 1812? (as O. flavicauda) (Humboldt, 1812); 1926? (as O. hendeei) (Thomas, 1927)

Rediscovered in 1974

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered





Biology & Ecology










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