Primates of Guatemala

Taxonomy and Conservation Status
May 2007

Family Atelidae

Alouatta palliata mexicana
Alouatta palliata mexicana Mexican howling monkey CR A4c; B1ab(i,ii,iii)
Alouatta pigra Black howling monkey EN A4c
Ateles geoffroyi vellerosus
Ateles geoffroyi yucatanensis
Mexican spider monkey
Yucatán spider monkey
CR A4c
VU A4c


Total Taxa: 4
Total Threatened: 4
Percent Threatened: 100%

Note: This is presented as a working taxonomy and is not definitive.

The conservation status of each species is based on assessment summaries provided by the IUCN Red List. The Red List website offers more information on the threat categories listed here.


Groves, C. P. 2001. Primate Taxonomy. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC.

Rylands, A. B., Groves, C. P., Mittermeier, R. A., Cortés-Ortiz, L. and Hines, J. J. H. 2006. Taxonomy and distributions of Mesoamerican primates. In: New Perspectives in the Study of Mesoamerican Primates, A. Estrada, P. A. Garber, M. Pavelka and L. Luecke (eds.), pp.29-79.