This long-tailed monkey subspecies was discovered in a remote region of the Amazon
It is mostly gray and dark brown in color, with a distinctly mottled "saddle." It weighs 213 grams and is 9 inches tall with a foot-long tail.
Its scientific name comes from the Mura Indians, the ethnic group of Amerindians of the Purus and Madeira river basins where the monkey occurs.
Saguinus fuscicollis mura
On an expedition into the state of Amazonas in northwestern Brazil.
Fabio Röhe (Wildlife Conservation Society)
Illustration by Stephen Nash
This discovery was published in the June 2009 online edition of the International Journal of Primatology. Read the abstract >>
Authors of the study include Fabio Röhe of the Wildlife Conservation Society, José de Sousa e Silva Jr. of Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Ricardo Sampaio of the Instituto Nacional de Parquisas de Amaozônia, and Anthony B. Rylands of Conservation International.