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Range: Amazonia.

Habitat: Dense jungle.

Size: Stands up to 20 inches tall, weighs about 30 pounds.

Character: This species very closely related to Deinognathus, but is smaller and much lighter boned. The toes on this species are specially designed as well to climb trees. They climb trees like monkeys, using their long tail for balance and clasping to the branches with claws and feet. They can actually leap several feet, as much as 30 feet in a single jump, and land on a space no wider than a quarter. The forelimb claws are considerably longer than other species in the sub-family Deinognathinae to enable them to grab branches. The legs are long, for leaping power. And the feet are designed like the feet of mountain goats. In all actualities, they behave very monkey-like, rather than like Deinognathus. They use these climbing skills to hunt and chase prey. The favorite prey is monkeys and lemurs and they will also take snakes and lizards. They are solitary animals, except during the breeding season and during this season they do not eat or climb trees. Males seek out a low foliage meadow and display to potential mates. Females have their fawns before the rainy season hits. She usually has them in a tree hollow. There is usually only one fawn born, but females can have two.

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