Global Warming Cycles Threaten Endangered Primate Species (3 of 3) (image) Penn State Share Print E-Mail Caption One of the first-ever analyses of the effects of global warming on endangered primates has examined how El Niño warming has affected the abundance of four highly threatened New World monkeys. This image shows the critically endangered northern muriqui, Brachtyeles hypoxanthus, at the RPPN Feliciano Miguel Abdala, MG, Brazil. All four monkey species showed drops in abundance relating to large-scale climate fluctuations. The study suggests that the consequences of intensified climate fluctuations could be devastating for several primate species. Credit Photo by Carla B. Possamai, provided by K.B. Strier. Usage Restrictions The credit information must be published along with the image. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.