A group of scientists discovered a new species of broad-nosed monkeys.
The primate was named Miko Schneideri in honor of the Brazilian professor Horacio Schneider, who made a great contribution to the study of the evolution of the diversity of monkeys.
Monkeys of the Miko genus belong to the marjoram family, which includes more than a dozen species.
Currently, no conservation measures are being taken to protect the habitat of rare animals.
The scientists roamed the jungle in boats, all the while playing the sounds made by the monkeys to reflect their echoes.
As a result, 598 skin samples were obtained, which covered all known Mico species, such as Callibella or small marmoset.
The researchers then carried out complex analyzes, including DNA analysis, which allowed not only to make a more accurate map of the distribution of monkeys, but also to find a previously unknown species.
In the case of Schneider’s monkey, the most striking difference was in the overall coat color versus overall size, so to speak.
In total, there are 146 species of primates in the Amazon, which is 20% of the world’s diversity of these animals.
This is the largest variety of primates in the world.