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Precious primate

Precious primate

作者:风豹镬  时间:2019-03-02 11:10:01  人气:

A new species of primate, the ka’apor capuchin (Cebus kaapori), has been discovered in Maranhao state, in the far east of the Brazilian Amazon basin. The animal is similar to the weeping capuchin, which lives in the same region, says Helder Queiroz, the biologist who discovered the monkey. But differences in the cranial bones persuaded him that they are separate species. The ka’apor capuchin is a silvery-grey colour, while the weeping capuchin is brown. The ka’apor is about 50 centimetres tall with a 50-centimetre tail, and weighs around 3 kilograms. Much of the region where the capuchin lives is protected land, but Queiroz says the government Indian agency, Funai, and the environment agency, Ibama, do not have enough cash to protect the reserves properly,