A brand new species of monkey

Flora Graham

(Image: Julio Dalponte/WWF)
Say hello to a brand new species of monkey. This reddish primate doesn’t have a name yet, but belongs to the Callicebus genus, also known as titi monkeys.
The newcomer was discovered on an expedition in December 2010. WWF, the conservation body that sponsored the expedition, announced the find today. The monkey lives in the north-west of Mato Grosso State, one of the last unexplored areas in Brazil…

… The expedition also uncovered two possible new fish species: a catfish and a brightly-coloured freshwater tetra. They join the 48 mammal, 208 fish and 313 bird species counted in the area.

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