, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 235–237

Laboratory and feral hybridization ofAteles geoffroyi panamensis Kellogg and Goldman 1944 andA. fusciceps robustus Allen 1914 in Panama

  • Richard N. Rossan
  • David C. Baerg
Short Communications

DOI: 10.1007/BF02382962

Cite this article as:
Rossan, R.N. & Baerg, D.C. Primates (1977) 18: 235. doi:10.1007/BF02382962


A viable, male progeny resulted from a two-year captive pairing of a male red spider monkey (A. g. panamensis) and a female black spider monkey (A. f. robustus). While the pelage colorations of the parental species are distinctive, the offspring was intermediate in appearance during maturation. Such hybridization apparently occurs naturally in Panama; two feral spider monkeys, captured from an area of sympatry in the Province of Panama east of the Canal Zone, were characteristic of the laboratory cross.

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© Japan Monkey Centre 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard N. Rossan
    • 1
  • David C. Baerg
    • 1
  1. 1.Gorgas Memorial LaboratoryCanal Zone

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