Types of Monkeys

Browse through profiles of the 264 types of monkeys. Each monkey’s profile includes a photo, brief biography, and details on their habitat and diet. We also give you fun facts about monkeys on each profile page specific to the type of monkey in which you are interested to help you learn more about your favorite types of monkeys regardless of which species you like best.

Bare-Eared Squirrel Monkey

Squirrel Monkeys

The Bare-Eared Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri Ustus), also known as the Golden-Backed Squirrel Monkey, is a New World Monkey in the Cebidae family of monkeys and is endemic to the central Amazon rainforests of Brazil. Similar in appearance to many other members of the Squirrel Monkey family, the Bare-Eared Squirrel Monkey is unique in that it […]

Black Capuchin

Black Capuchin

The Black Capuchin (Sapajus Nigritus), also known as the Black-Horned Capuchin, is a New World Monkey in the Cebidae family of monkeys and is found in the Atlantic Forest in southeastern Brazil and northeastern Argentina. Originally included as a subspecies of the Tufted Capuchin, the Black Capuchin only recently achieved species status. This delay was mainly due to the physical similarities…

Black Squirrel Monkey

Black Squirrel Monkey

The Black Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri Vanzolinii), also known as the Blackish Squirrel Monkey or Black-Headed Squirrel Money, is a New World Monkey in the Cebidae family of monkeys and is found in only as very restricted area of rainforest in central Brazil. Closely resembling the much more common Black-Capped Squirrel Monkey, the Black Squirrel Monkey […]

Black-Capped Squirrel Monkey

Black-Capped Squirrel Monkey

The Black-Capped Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri Boliviensis), also known as the Bolivian Squirrel Monkey or Peruvian Squirrel Money, is a New World Monkey in the Cebidae family of monkeys and is found in the South American countries of Bolivia, Peru, and Brazil. One of the more common members of the Squirrel Money family, the Black-Capped Squirrel […]

Black-Headed Marmoset

Black-Headed Marmoset

The Black-Headed Marmoset (Mico Nigriceps) is a New World Monkey in the Callitrichidae family of monkeys and can be found in certain regions of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. While once argued that the Black-Headed Marmoset was actually a slight variation of Emilia‚Äôs Marmoset, there are a few differences that make this monkey a unique […]

Black-Striped Capuchin

Black-Striped Capuchin

The Black-Striped Capuchin (Sapajus Libidinosus), also known as the Bearded Capuchin, is a New World Monkey in the Cebidae family of monkeys and is found in areas of Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Argentina. Like some other types of Capuchins in South America, the Black-Striped Capuchin has been observed using stones as anvils and hammers to […]

Black-Tailed Marmoset

Black-Tailed Marmoset

The Black-Tailed Marmoset (Mico Melanurus) is a New World Monkey in the Callitrichidae family of monkeys and can be found in the central Amazon rainforest of South America. The Black-Tailed Marmoset is dark brown on their body with a lighter colored chest and a dark black tail. Unlike most of the other members of the […]

Black-Tufted Marmoset

New World Monkeys

The Black-Tufted Marmoset (Callithrix Penicillata) is a New World Monkey in the Callitrichidae family of monkeys and lives primarily in the Neo-tropical gallery forests of the Brazilian Central Plateau. The Black-Tufted Marmoset is characterized by black tufts of hair around their ears, and it typically has some sparse white hairs…