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Country reported: Venezuela

The maribunda is a cryptid primate reported from the Orinoco Basin in Venezuela. It is described as slim and 5 feet tall whilst staning upright, with a prehensile tail. Its call sounds like a human voice. George Eberhart suggests it may be a white-bellied spider monkey, but these animals stand no more than 3 foot 7 at the most. The name "maribunda" is also similar to "marimonda", the name used for the white-bellied spider monkey in Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela itself.[1][2]

Notes and references

  1. Eberhart, George (2002) Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology
  2. Wavrin, Robert Marquis de (1951) Les bêtes sauvages de l’Amazonie et des autres régions de l’Amérique du Sud