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n. pl. muriqui or mur·i·quis
Either of two species of large arboreal leaf-eating monkeys (Brachyteles arachnoides or B. hypoxanthus) found only in Brazil, having a long prehensile tail and thick fleecy fur. Also called woolly spider monkey.

[Portuguese buriqui, muriqui, from Tupí mbïrï′ki.]
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For IUCN (2015), the most endangered species are Brachyteles hypoxanthus and Sapajus xanthosternos (with the status of Critically Endangered), and Leontopithecus chrysomelas and Sapajus robustus (with the status of Endangered).
guariba 33, 41, 42, 52, R(1, 6, 13), VS Humboldt 55, 57, 65 Brachyteles 55, 64 R(7) hypoxanthus (Kuhl) Callicebus kuhlii 57, 61, 63, 65 R(1, 13) (Coimbra-Filho) C.
El interes por este municipio fue despertado en 2004 cuando el autor participo de una de las acciones emprendidas por el Instituto de Investigacion del Bosque Atlantico -IPEMA-para ejecutar las acciones del proyecto Viabilidad Poblacional del Muriqui, Brachyteles hypoxanthus (Primates, Atelidae), en fragmentos del Bosque Atlantico en el Estado de Espirito Santo--FASE II.
Behavioral and endocrine characteristics of the reproductive cycle in wild muriqui monkeys, Brachyteles arachnoids.
A small private reserve has been set up in Caratinga, southeast Brazil, in an effort to save the critically endangered northern muriqui monkey, Brachyteles hypoxanthus.
The remains of muriqui, Brachyteles hypoxanthus (Kuhl, 1820), (Figure 1) and brown howler monkey, Alouatta guariba (Humboldt, 1812) were each found in five faecal samples.
2005), this is the first record of puma predation on Brachyteles.
Jaguar predation on muriqui Brachyteles arachnoides.
Possible Predation on Two Infant Muriquis, Brachyteles arachnoides, at the Estacao Biologica de Caratinga, Minas Gerais, Brasil.
According to Rosenberg (1981, 1984), Ford (1986), Zingeser (1973) and Ford and Davis (1992), reported that the genus Alouatta is the sister clade to a clade compose of Lagothrix, Brachyteles and Ateles based on morphological data (Brachyteles and Ateles are the sister clade of Lagothrix).
1986) inferring chromosome rearrangements, reported that Brachyteles, Lagothrix and Ateles forma separate and distinct evolutionary branch from which Lagothrix is more closely related to Ateles than Brachyteles.
The genera Lagothrix, Brachyteles, and Ateles were used as the outgroup, and their relationships to Alouatta followed the phylogenetic hypotheses proposed by Horowitz et al.