Amazing Amazonian Discoveries Continue

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 21st, 2008

Zoologist Marc Van Roosmalen has been in the Amazon for twenty years, discovering new animals. He’s been profiled at Cryptomundo regarding his alleged charges against him by certain Brazilian officials. But today, I want to dwell on his cryptozoological findings.

First off, his two most recent discoveries are getting more notice lately, and they are a new brocket deer and a new dwarf tapir.

Additionally, he writes at his website: “I am on the track of at least 20 more new monkey species occuring in different parts of the Brazilian Amazon. Even more surprisingly, I am after at least 17 large-bodied mammals I assume to be new to science, ground-dwelling or semi-aquatic, occurring only in one Amazon river basin.”

The following are the new species that Marc has discovered or hopes to discovery in the region of the Rio Aripuanã, Brazil.

Black-crowned dwarf marmoset
Callibella humilis

Rio Acarí Amazonian marmoset
Mico (Callithrix) acariensis

Satarè Amazonian marmoset
Mico (Callithrix) saterei

Rio Manicoré Amazonian marmoset
Mico (Callithrix) manicorensis

Stephen Nash’s titi monkey
Callicebus stephennashi

HRH Prince Bernhard’s titi monkey
Callicebus bernhardi

Giant collared peccary
Pecari maximus

Van Roosmalen’s dwarf porcupine
Sphiggurus roosmalenorum

HRH Prince Bernhard’s dwarf manatee
Trichechus bernhardi sp. nov.

Lecythidaceae (Brazilnut Family)
Lecythis oldemani sp. nov.

Black dwarf lowland tapir
Tapirus pygmaeus sp. nov.

Fair brocket deer
Mazama ochroleuca sp. nov.

The following are the new species that Marc is in the process of searching for right now:

Arboreal giant anteater
Myrmecophaga sp. nov.

White-throated black jaguar
Panthera sp. nov.

Black giant otter
Pteronura sp. nov.

Orange coati-mundè
Nasua sp. nov.

Orange tayra
Eira sp. nov.

Black woolly monkey
Lagothrix sp. nov.

Cruz Lima’s saddleback tamarin monkey
Saguinus (fuscicollis) cruzlimai sp. nov.

Rio Pauiní white bald-headed uacari
Cacajao (calvus) sp. nov.

Rio Aripuanã green-backed squirrel monkey
Saimiri (ustus) sp. nov.

Rio Mamurú titi monkey
Callicebus (moloch) sp. nov.

Upper Xingú Amazonian marmoset monkey
Mico (Callithrix) sp. nov.

Orange woolly monkey
Lagothrix sp. nov.

Long-limbed black spider monkey
Ateles sp. nov.

Silvery bellied spider monkey
Ateles sp. nov.

Eastern saddleback tamarin monkey
Saguinus (fuscicollis) orientalis sp. nov.

Rio Purús collared titi monkey
Callicebus (torquatus) sp. nov.

Upper Rio Xingú titi monkey
Callicebus (moloch) sp. nov.

Grey saki monkey
Pithecia sp. nov.

Southbank Rio Negro saki monkey
Pithecia (Pithecia) sp. nov.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

3 Responses to “Amazing Amazonian Discoveries Continue”

  1. NHbigfoot responds:

    Thanks for the update Loren. Glad things are getting back to normal around here

  2. shumway10973 responds:

    I hope he finds that jaguar…I think that sounds like a beautiful looking animal. Keep up the good work.

  3. Lightning Orb responds:

    Nice list – just goes on and on. Who says the giant ground sloths couldn’t be next…

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