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A Woolly Monkey Rediscovered in Peru

  • Russell A. Mittermeier (a1), Hernando de Macedo Ruiz (a2) and Anthony Luscombe (a3)
Abstract

The Peruvian yellow-tailed woolly monkey, last seen by scientists in 1926 and feared extinct, was rediscovered by the authors in the area of the lower Andes where it was last seen. They were able to bring back a live juvenile that was being kept as a pet, and also four skins and three skulls which they got from a hunter who had shot the animals for meat. The authors urge the need to create a reserve for this rare endemic monkey in Peru and plan further exploratory trips to decide the best area.

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Oryx
  • ISSN: 0030-6053
  • EISSN: 1365-3008
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