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    Home >> Wildlife >> New Species Of Monkey Found In Brazil

    New Species Of Monkey Found In Brazil

    The Wildlife Conservation Society has announced the discovery of a new monkey in a remote region of the Amazon in Brazil.The monkey is related to saddleback tamarins which include several species of monkeys known for their distinctively marked backs.The newly described distinct subspecies was first seen by scientists on a 2007 expedition into the state of Amazonas in northwestern Brazil.Researchers have termed it as Mura's saddleback tamarin named after the Mura Indians the ethnic group of Amerindians of the Purus and Madeira river basins where the monkey occurs.The monkey is grey and dark brown in colour with a distinctly mottled saddle.It weighs 213 grams and is 240 mm with a 320 mm tall.

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