Coiba Island Howler Monkey

Alouatta palliata coibensis

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The Coiba Island howler (Alouatta coibensis) is a species of howler monkey, a type of New World monkey, endemic to Panama. Although the Coiba Island howler is generally recognized as a separate species, mitochondrial DNA testing is inconclusive as to whether it is actually a subspecies of the mantled howler. The reason for treating it as a separate species is the dermal ridges of its hands and feet differ from those of the mantled howler.

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  1. (c) Andy Jones, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/4457570
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alouatta_palliata_coibensis

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