Howler Monkey

Howler Monkey

Howler monkeys (genus Alouatta monotypic in subfamily Alouattinae) are among the largest of the New World monkeys. Fifteen species are currently recognised. Previously classified in the family Cebidae, they are now placed in the family Atelidae. These monkeys are native to South and Central American forests. Threats to howler monkeys include human predation, habitat destruction and being captured for captivity as pets or zoo animals.

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Howler Monkey Gods
... The howler monkey god was a major deity of the arts - including music - and a patron of the artisans among the Classic Mayas, especially of the scribes and sculptors ... The monkey patrons - there are often two of them - have been depicted on Classic vases in the act of writing books (while stereotypically holding an ink nap) and ... within the House of the Scribes in Copan is often described as a howler monkey ...
Guatemalan Black Howler - Description
... The Guatemalan black howler is the largest of the howler monkey species and one of the largest of the New World monkeys ... Guatemalan black howler males are larger than those of any other Central American monkey species ... The Guatemalan black howler shares several adaptations with other species of howler monkey that allow it to pursue a folivorous diet (mostly leaves) ...
Howler Monkey - Relationship With Humans
... While seldom aggressive, howler monkeys do not take well to captivity and are of surly disposition, hence are the only monkey in their forests not made a pet by the Native Americans ... However, the black howler (Alouatta caraya) is a relatively common pet monkey in contemporary Argentina due to its gentle nature, in comparison to the ... Alexander von Humboldt said about howler monkeys, "their eyes, voice, and gait are indicative of melancholy", while John Lloyd Stephens described those at the Maya ruins ...

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