Amazon Black Howler

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Atelidae Alouatta Alouatta nigerrima
Amazon Black Howler
IUCN Status: Least-Concern
  • Common Name: Amazon Black Howler
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 1941
  • Monkey Size: 56 to 92 cm (22 to 36 inches)
  • Skin Color(s): Black
  • Habitat: Rainforest
  • Diet: Herbivorous
  • Native Countries: Brazil

Amazon Black Howler Distribution

Amazon Black Howler Characteristics

Amazon Black Howler

Amazon Black Howler[1] is a New World tropical arboreal characterized by densely furry, prehensile tails, all-black faces, a stocky build, relatively large size, and loud howls.

  • Amazon Black Howler Monkeys are one of the largest primates in the Neotropics.
  • They can reach a height of 22 to 36 inches when standing. And their tail is as long as their body!
  • They also have prehensile tails that they can use to grab branches. The first two fingers of each hand are separated and opposable to the other three.

Amazon Black Howler Facts

Alouatta Nigerrima

  • According to researchers, its howl sounds like a strong wind blowing through a tunnel can be heard more than two miles away.
  • Amazon black howler monkeys have a 3-color vision, just like humans!
  • As its name suggests, it usually appears completely black.
  • They wander from tree to tree while searching for food, walking from branch to branch instead of jumping.
  • While most individuals in the wild do not live for more than 15 years, Amazon black howlers can live for more than 20 years.

Suggested Reading: Monkey Varieties

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Key References
  • [1]“Black Howler Monkey | Rainforest Alliance”. Accessed July 30, 2022. Link.

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