Monday, June 11, 2012

[News 2011] new Callicebus monkey discovered in the Amazon

The new species of monkey discovered on the expedition 
belonged to the 'Callicebus' genus
© Julio Dalponte

Scientists on an expedition backed by WWF-Brazil to one of the last unexplored areas in the Brazilian Mid-west 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.

New Species Monkey discovered in the Amazon via @guardian
Scientists discover new monkey species in Amazon: via @WWF