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The Cuban Monkey or Paralouatta varonai is an exticnt species of carribean primate described in 1991.


Paralouatta varonai was a close Caribbean relative of the extant Alouatta (howler monkeys) of Central and South America, but this taxonomic placement has been called into question with the analysis of the dental remains. Based on shared similarities with the two other Caribbean primates Xenothrix mcgregori and Antillothrix bernensis, MacPhee and Horovitz have proposed that the Caribbean primates are part of a monophyletic radiation which entered the Caribbean at the Oligocene-Miocene boundary. More recent research confirms this assessment and places these three species in the tribe Xenotrichini.

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