Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Paralouatta Rivero And Arredondo, 1991

Cuban monkey; monotypic platyrrhine genus. P. varonae is the sole species; presumed recently extinct (no dates yet available, but some workers think that this species survived until around 5 kya, although others think that it is not a recent primate). Known from a small amount of material, including a well-preserved skull, recovered in western Cuba in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Similar in size to Alouatta, but the cusp pattern on the molars is quite different, suggesting a very different diet.

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