Animal Weight

How much does a Southern muriqui weight?

It is hard to guess what a Southern muriqui weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Southern muriqui (Brachyteles arachnoides) on average weights 10.57 kg (23.3 lbs).

The Southern muriqui is from the family Cebidae (genus: Brachyteles). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 57.8 cm (1′ 11″). Usually, Southern muriquis have 1 babies per litter.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Southern muriqui is 10.57 kg (23.3 lbs)

The southern muriqui (Brachyteles arachnoides) is a muriqui (woolly spider monkey) species endemic to Brazil. It is found in the Brazilian states of Paraná, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo and Minas Gerais. This New World monkey is known locally as mono carvoeiro, which translates to “charcoal monkey”.Muriquis are the largest New World monkeys and largest non-human native primates in the Americas. Male muriquis have a head-body length of 55–78 cm (21.5–30.5 in), with a tail of 74–80 cm (29–31.5 in) and a body weight of 9.6–15 kg (21–33 lb). Females have a head-body length of 46–63 cm (18–25 in), a tail length of 65–74 cm (25.5–29 in) and a body weight of 8–11 kg (18–24 lb). The tails are fully prehensile.The southern muriqui, B. arachnoides, has a solid black face, distinguishing it from the northern species, B. hypoxanthus, which has a black face mottled with pink.This species is considered endangered because of habitat destruction, hunting pressures, and historic population declines. Only two captive populations of the southern muriqui exist. They are housed at the zoo of Curitiba and at the zoo of Sorocaba, Brazil. The latter is located 80 km from the only long-term investigation of the southern muriqui in continuous forest, the Carlos Botelho State Park. The wild population was estimated at 1,300 in 2005.

Animals of the same family as a Southern muriqui

We found other animals of the Cebidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Southern muriqui

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Brachyteles arachnoides:

Animals with the same size as a Southern muriqui

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Southern muriqui:

Animals with the same litter size as a Southern muriqui

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Southern muriqui: