Learn more about the Brumback’s night monkey – with amazing Brumback’s night monkey photos and facts on Arkive. Kingdom: Animalia. Taxonomic Rank: Species. Synonym(s): Aotus lemurinus brumbacki Hershkovitz, Common Name(s): Brumback’s Night Monkey. Abstract: Karyotypic variability in Aotus suggests at least seven species in the gray-necked group (A. brumbacki, A. griseimembra, A. lemurinus, A. trivirgatus.

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White marlin Kajikia albida. These small, Neotropical primates are also unique in that they are naturally resistant to malaria-causing parasites 7 Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island.

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Aotus brumbacki – Brumback’s Night Monkey

Aotus monkeys range in colour from grey-tan to brown, with paler orange fur on their stomachs, and can be divided into two groups, grey-necked and red-necked 7. Harpy eagle Harpia harpyja. Some Aotus monkeys are occasionally removed from the wild for use in malaria research due to their natural resistance, although this is thought to have little impact on population size 2. Being predominantly nocturnalAotus species experience reduced competition with other primates for food 8.

There have also been possible reports of this species from the Rio Orinoco 1. AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. Help us share the wonders of the natural world.


The male often carries the offspring, only handing it over to the female to suckle.

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Nocturnal Active at night. Glossary Carnivorous Feeding on flesh. Brumback’s night monkey Aotus brumbacki. Wild boar Sus scrofa. Andean night monkey Aotus miconax. Which species are on the road to recovery? X Close Image credit.

Vision Research, brumbackki Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. Grey-legged night monkey Aotus griseimembra. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections5: Habitat loss and degradation are thought to be the greatest threats to this species, due to expanding crop agriculture, logging and the increasing numbers of cattle ranches 1.

Raptors may opportunistically take monkeys during the day if sleeping sites, usually tree holes or thickets of dense foliage, are exposed 4 8.

Brumback’s owl monkeys (Aotus brumbacki) – zocayproject

American Journal of Primatology4: Share this image — Hide sharing options. American bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus.

Color Research and Application, Colombian night monkey Aotus lemurinus. The species in this genus have brown eyes and specialised retinas that result in poor colour vision, but provide excellent vision in low light levels, an adaptation to their nocturnal lifestyle 5 6. Both sexes disperse once they are between 2. Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: A territorial species, it tends to live in small groups comprised of an adult breeding pair and their offspring 2.


Copulation tends to be brief, and Brumback’s night monkey usually gives birth to just one infant, with inter-birth periods of one year 9. This species information was authored as part of the Arkive and Universities Scheme. Ongoing civil unrest and armed conflict has also rendered some national parks dangerous to enter, thereby discouraging further scientific research A genus tends to contain species that have characteristics in common.

Primate Conservation The most common predators of Aotus species include owls, snakes and carnivorous mammals such as big cats.

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If you are able to help please contact: Academic Press, San Diego. The night monkeys Aotus trivirgatus.

Aotus brumbacki Hershkovitz, 1983

Journal of Human Evolution18 7: Both the male and female are of a similar size and weight 4. This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. Albacore tuna Thunnus alalunga.