Sunday, August 28, 2011

A possible new species of monkey has been discovered

updated 8/26/2011 6:17:05 PM ET
A possible new species of monkey has been discovered during an expedition in an unexplored part of the Amazon in mid-western Brazil.
A specimen, which scientists know is a type of Callicebus, or titi, monkey has been turned over to experts at the Emílio Goeldi Museum in the Brazilian state of Para, where it will be studied and formally described.
"This primate has features on its head and tail that have never been observed before in other titi monkey speciesfound in the same area," said Julio Dalpone, the biologist who discovered the monkey during the World Wide Fund for Nature-backed expedition.
The expedition found the monkey between the Guariba River and the Roosevelt River in the northwestern part of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso.

Posiblemente ha sido descubierta una nueva especie de mono.
Una posible nueva especie de mono ha sido descubierta durante una expedición en una parte inexplorada del Amazonas en el medio oeste de Brasil.
Una muestra de que los científicos saben que es un tipo de Callicebus, o Titi, mono que ha sido entregado a los expertos en el Museo Emilio Goeldi, en el estado brasileño de Pará, donde será estudiado y descrito formalmente.
“Este primate tiene características en su cabeza y la cola que nunca han sido observadas con anterioridad en otras especies de monos Titi en la misma zona”,  dijo  Julio Dalpone, el biólogo que descubrió el mono en el Fondo Mundial para la Naturaleza, respaldada por expedición.
La expedición encontró el mono entre Rio y el rio Guariba Roosevelt en la parte noreste del estado brasileño de Mato Grosso.

1 comment:

Philip Cordrey said...

This post worries me. It doesn't say how that monkey was captured and whether she is still alive.Why do they have to take this poor creature from the forest? To increase human knowledge? I would be happy just to know that she was there.