Squirrel Monkey

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Taken at the Philadelphia Zoo Squirrel monkeys live in the tropical forests of Central and South America. Most species have para- or allopatric ranges in the Amazon, while S. oerstedii is found disjunctly in Costa Rica and Panama. Squirrel monkey fur is short and close, colored olive at the shoulders and yellowish orange on its back and extremities. Their throat and the ears are white and their mouths are black. The upper part of their head is hairy. This black and white face gives them their German name, "skull monkeys". Squirrel monkeys grow to 25 to 35 cm, plus a 35 to 42 cm tail. They weigh 750 to 1100g. Remarkably, the brain mass to body mass ratio for squirrel monkeys is 1:17, which gives them the largest brain, proportionately, of all the primates. Humans have a 1:35 ratio. Thanks for viewing.

Comments (7)


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lizzibell 9:32PM | Thu, 05 March 2009

cute capture...

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mbz2662 9:40PM | Thu, 05 March 2009

Aw.. so cute :)

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qrud 3:39AM | Fri, 06 March 2009

amazing nice work.

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CavalierLady 10:03AM | Fri, 06 March 2009

Precious shot! :) Very nice.

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kgb224 10:10AM | Fri, 06 March 2009

Awesome capture.

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lucindawind 12:33PM | Fri, 06 March 2009

hes adorable ..what an excellent capture!

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Enmos 1:36PM | Sat, 07 March 2009

Fabulous clear shot !! Excellent ! :)

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