Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sadly, we've found a new monkey species just before we'll drive it to extinction


[Image: Javier García / Conservation International]

This frightened-looking fellow is a member of Callicebus caquetensis, a just-discovered species of titi monkey in the Colombian Amazon. Due to deforestation, there are only about 250 left. The cat-sized primate forms monogamous pairs and has a complex mating call.

(via New Scientist)

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