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Alouatta
Two Howler Monkey
Black Howler
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Primates
Family Atelidae
Genus Alouatta

Alouatta or howler monkeys, is a genus of 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. These monkeys are famous for their loud howls, which can travel three miles through dense forest.

Species[]

Alouatta palliata group

Coiba Island Howler (Thomas, 1902) (Alouatta coibensis)
 Alouatta coibensis coibensis
 Azuero Howler (Lawrence, 1933) (Alouatta coibensis trabeata)
Mantled Howler (Gray, 1849) (Alouatta palliata)
 Ecuadorian Mantled Howler (Festa, 1903) (Alouatta palliata aequatorialis)
 Golden-mantled Howler (Gray, 1849) (Alouatta palliata palliata)
 Mexican Howler (Merriam, 1902) (Alouatta palliata mexicana)
Guatemalan Black Howler (Lawrence, 1933) (Alouatta pigra)

Alouatta seniculus group

Ursine Howler (Cabrera, 1940) (Alouatta arctoidea)
Red-handed Howler (Linnaeus, 1766) (Alouatta belzebul)
Spix's Red-handed Howler (Spix, 1823) (Alouatta discolor)
Brown Howler (Humboldt, 1812) (Alouatta guariba)
 Northern Brown Howler (Humboldt, 1812) (Alouatta guariba guariba)
 Southern Brown Howler (Cabrera, 1940) (Alouatta guariba clamitans)
Juruá Red Howler (Elliot, 1910) (Alouatta juara)
Guyanan Red Howler (Linnaeus, 1766) (Alouatta macconnelli)
Amazon Black Howler (Lönnberg, 1941) (Alouatta nigerrima)
Purus Red Howler (Lönnberg, 1941) (Alouatta puruensis)
Bolivian Red Howler (Elliot, 1910) (Alouatta sara)
Venezuelan Red Howler (Linnaeus, 1766) (Alouatta seniculus)
Maranhão Red-handed Howler (Elliot, 1910) (Alouatta ululata)

Alouatta caraya group

Black Howler (Humboldt, 1812) (Alouatta caraya)
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