Ateles geoffroyi ssp. frontatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Ateles geoffroyi ssp. frontatus
Species Authority: (Gray, 1842)
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Black-browed Spider Monkey, Red-bellied Spider Monkey
French Atèle Du Costa Rica, Singe-araignée Aux Mains Noires, Singe Araignée Du Panama
Spanish Mono Araña, Mono Araña Maninegro
Taxonomic Notes: The taxonomy and distributions of Ateles geoffroyi and Ateles fusciceps are reviewed by Rylands et al. (2006).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2c 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 Vulnerable as although it remains distributed in areas of relatively intact habitat in parts of its range, it is estimated to have undergone a decline exceeding 30% over the past 45 years (three generations) as a result of habitat loss.
2003 Least Concern
2000 Vulnerable
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Costa Rica (Costa Rica (mainland)); Nicaragua (Nicaragua (mainland))
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Cuarón, A.D., Morales, A., Shedden, A., Rodríguez-Luna, E. & de Grammont, P.C. 2008. Ateles geoffroyi ssp. frontatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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