What gives spider monkeys their name?



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    Spider monkeys get their name from the spindly, spider like way they hang from trees by their long limbs.

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    The term spider monkey is a common name for the primate of genus and species: Ateles paniscus. The term spider monkey comes from the appearance of the monkey’s particular appearance. They have relatively long limbs and black-colored fur with a pot belly, an appeance characterstic of many spiders. Thus, these monkies are commonly called spider monkies.

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         Spider monkeys got their name because their black fur, long, spindly limbs and agility make them resemble spiders.

    A spider monkey

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    The way they move through the jungle makes them seem like spiders.

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