Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Lagothrix É. Geoffroy, 1812

Platyrrhine genus to which the woolly monkeys belong; two species recognized. Geographic range in the Amazon basin of South America; occupy tropical and montane forests. Arboreal; diurnal; arboreal quadrupedal locomotion with some brachiation and use of prehensile tail. Sexually dimorphic in canine length and body size, adult females weighing from 3.5 to 6.5 kg and adult males from 3.6 to 10 kg. Clitoris of female is long and often causes confusion in identifying the sexes. Dental formula:; frugivorous. Social organization dependant on species.

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