Black-headed Spider monkey
Black-headed Spider monkey © Truus & Zoo/Flickr

Order Primates

Family Atelidae

Scientific Name

Ateles fusciceps

Thumbnail Description

It is entirely black with some white on its chin.

The monkey is also one of the larger New World monkeys.

Size & Weight

Adults:

HEAD-BODY-LENGTH: 39.3 and 53.8 cm (15.5 and 21.2 in)

WEIGHT: (Males) 8.89 kilograms (19.6 lb) (Females) 8.8 kilograms (19 lb)

Habitat

Tropical, subtropical humid forests; altitude 2,000 to 2,500 meters (6,600 to 8,200 ft)

Distribution

Colombia, Nicaragua, Panama

Diet

Unknown

Reproduction

Unknown

Breeding Season

Unknown

Gestation Period

226 and 232 days

Sexual Maturity

(Males) 56 months

(Females) 51 months

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

24 years (captivity)

Speed

Unknown

Baby Name

Unknown

Home Range

Unknown

Group Name

Unknown

Predators

Unknown

Sounds

Unknown

Groups

Unknown

Behavior

Arboreal, diurnal

Conservation Status

Critically Endangered