genus Alouatta


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Noun1.genus Alouatta - howler monkeysgenus Alouatta - howler monkeys      
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
Cebidae, family Cebidae - all the New World monkeys except marmosets and tamarins
howler monkey, howler - monkey of tropical South American forests having a loud howling cry
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Conservation biology of the genus Alouatta. International Journal of Primatology 19(3): 549-578.
The genus Alouatta is composed of 12 species (Cortes-Ortiz et al., 2015) and is widely distributed in the Neotropics, occurring from 21[degrees] 17' North (Yucatan, Mexico; Serio-Silva et al., 2005) to 31[degrees] 10' South (Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; Printes et al., 2001).
Abstract: The current taxonomic status of the species and subspecies belonging to the genus Alouatta is addressed by combined phylogenetic analysis using morphological, kariotipyc and molecular data (mitochondrial genes cytocrome oxidase II and cytochrome B).
The genus Alouatta is the most widely distributed of the New World monkeys, ranging from 18[grados] N in Mexico to 27[grados]S in Argentina, where the black and gold howler monkey, Alouatta caraya (Humboldt, 1812), reaches the southernmost limit of its geographic distribution in the provinces of Formosa, Misiones, Chaco, Corrientes and Santa Fe (Neville et al., 1988; Brown and Zunino, 1994).