Thursday, 19 August 2010

Scientists discover new bearded monkey

Scientists Thomas Defler, Marta Bueno, and Javier García have discovered a new species of monkey in the Caquetá region of southern Colombia. The region, which is part of the Amazon rainforest, had been inaccessible for years due to a violent insurgence.

The violence subsided three years ago, allowing García -- a native of Caquetá -- to explore the Colombian Amazon. Using a GPS to traverse the upper Caquetá River, García found 13 different groups of titi monkeys, which have a very complex call.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ygreen/20100817/sc_ygreen/scientistsdiscovernewbeardedmonkey

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