|Male Grey Woolly Monkey Lagothrix cana, San Pedro area, Manu National Park, Peru.|
(I confess to finding photography of dark animals in the canopy a challenge!)
|Guereza Colobus Colobus guereza, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda.|
Especially if you click to expand the picture, you can see the characteristics of the catarrhine nose
on these two very beautiful animals.
|Olive Baboon Papio anubis, Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda.|
The useful callouses for sitting on are obvious.
(There is no suggestion that she had anything to do with the bottles before they were emptied!
As indeed didn't I...)
|Ecuadorian Squirrel Monkey Saimiri macrodon, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador.|
The platyrrhine nose features are evident.
|Colombian (or Venezuelan) Red Howler Monkeys Alouatta seniculus at riverbank clay lick, Manu National Park, Peru, |
nicely demonstrating the use of their prehensile tails.
|Ecuadorian Squirrel Monkey above, and |
below with baby, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador.
|Colombian Red Howler Monkey, Manu National Park, Peru.|
They have a large caecum and colon to assist with fermentation-digestion of a leafy diet.
|Mantled Howler Monkey Allouata palliata, Manglares Churute Reserve Ecuador.|
Here this species inhabits the highly threatened Pacific drier lowland forests.
|Grey Woolly Monkey, Manu National Park, Peru.|
As well as lowland rainforests, woollies can live higher in the cold cloud forests than do most other monkeys.
|Black Spider Monkeys Ateles chamek at riverside clay lick, Manu National Park, Peru.|
Sorry, the best I could do! Spider monkeys are characterised by very long slender limbs and tails for swinging along below the forest branches.
|Monk Saki male Pithecia monachus, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador.|
This big male was typically wary, despite being way above our heads. Much of the apparent bulk is actually fur.
|Graell's Black-mantled Tamarin Saguinus graellsi, Sacha Lodge Rainforest Tower, Ecuador.|
Now regarded as a separate species from the Black-mantled Tamarin from further east, this one can often be seen in the gardens of Sacha Lodge.
|Golden-mantled Tamarin Saguinus tripartitus, Napo Lodge, Ecuador.|
These glorious little animals are a feature of this Quichua community-owned lodge.
A longer than usual posting, but it's a big topic, and I hope as interesting to you as it is to me. No substitute for seeing them for yourself though of course!