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This piece is a replica of the bones of a squirrel monkey, a small...
This piece is a replica of the bones of a squirrel monkey, a small South American monkey of the genus Saimiri. These tree-dwellers have a long prehensile tail which can grip like an extra hand, a facility especially useful for new mothers who carry their young for several months after birth. Monkeys usually have single young, born with their eyes open. Color vision, acute hearing, and some form of vocalization are also characteristic of monkeys. Organ grinding and pick-pocketing, however, are traits acquired only by squirrel monkeys and a few other species who strayed into the wrong jungle.