Why are spider monkeys so called ?

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ruhaan Pro Asked on September 7, 2015 in Biology.
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Good question ….

Spider monkeys are named so because their hands/legs and long tails are shaped like spiders.  They hang from trees by holding different branches.  Their appearance on a treat resemble the overall appearance of a spider.  Spider monkeys do not have a thumb.

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Steve Pro Answered on September 13, 2015.
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Thank you for the answer Steve. That was an excellent answer and helped me.

ruhaan Pro Answered on September 26, 2015.
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