Ateles fusciceps ssp. rufiventris


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Ateles fusciceps ssp. rufiventris
Species Authority: Sclater, 1872
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Colombian Black Spider Monkey, Colombian Spider Monkey
Spanish Mono Araña, Mono Negro
Ateles fusciceps subspecies robustus Allen, 1914
Ateles geoffroyi subspecies rufiventris Scalter, 1872
Taxonomic Notes: The taxonomy and distributions of Ateles geoffroyi and Ateles fusciceps are reviewed by Rylands et al. (2006).

Ateles f. rufiventris Sclater, 1871, from the Río Atrato, Darien, Colombia, is listed as incertae sedis by Kellogg and Goldman (1944). Heltne and Kunkel (1975) argued that A. fusciceps robustus Allen, 1914 is a junior synonym of A. f. rufiventris Sclater, 1871. Medeiros et al. (1997) indicated that, from the cytogenetic viewpoint, rufiventris Sclater, 1871, may well be reproductively isolated from A. geoffroyi.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A2cd ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Cuarón, A.D., Morales, A., Shedden, A., Rodríguez-Luna, E. & de Grammont, P.C.
Reviewer(s): Mittermeier, R.A. & Rylands, A.B. (Primate Red List Authority)
This subspecies is listed as Critically Endangered as it is estimated that more than an 80% population decline has occurred over the past 45 years (based on a generation time of 15 years), given extensive habitat loss due to deforestation and hunting pressure.
2000 Vulnerable
1996 Vulnerable
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Colombia (Colombia (mainland)); Panama
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Cuarón, A.D., Morales, A., Shedden, A., Rodríguez-Luna, E. & de Grammont, P.C. 2008. Ateles fusciceps ssp. rufiventris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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