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.

Blond Capuchin

Blond Capuchin

The Blond Capuchin (Sapajus Flavius) is a New World Monkey in the Cebidae family of monkeys and is found in northeastern Brazil. The Blond Capuchin was thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered in 2006, with an estimated population of approximately 180 individuals at that time. The Blond Capuchin remains listed as critically endangered […]

Buffy-Headed Marmoset

Buffy-Headed Marmoset

The Buffy-Headed Marmoset (Callithrix Flaviceps) is a New World Monkey in the Callitrichidae family of monkeys, and is one of the rarest Marmosets in Brazil. The average weight of a full grown adult Buffy-Headed Marmoset can vary greatly, anywhere between 119g to 710g. These Marmosets have a very low metabolic rate, as well as an especially enlarged cecum that allows them to consume…

Buffy-Tufted Marmoset

Buffy-Tufted Marmoset

The Buffy-Tufted Marmoset (Callithrix Aurita), otherwise known as the buffy tufted-ear marmoset or white-eared marmoset, is a New World Monkey in the Callitrichidae family of monkeys usually found on the Atlantic coast of Brazil. The Buffy-Tufted Marmoset is very similar in appearance to the Common Marmoset, but it is typically larger in many aspects. The Buffy-Tufted Marmoset is…

Central American Squirrel Monkey

Central American Squirrel Monkey

The Central American Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri Oerstedii) is a New World Monkey in the Cebidae family of monkeys and is indigenous to the Pacific coastal regions of Cost Rica and areas of Panama. Like other members of the Squirrel Monkey family, the Central American Squirrel Monkey is very small in size, and can be easily […]

Common Marmoset

Common Marmoset

The Common Marmoset (Callithrix Jacchus) is a New World Monkey in the Callitrichidae family of monkeys and is native to the northeastern coast of Brazil. Through migration and release, their population has expanded to encompass most of Brazil. Male Common Marmosets and female Common Marmosets are of similar size with…

Common Squirrel Monkey

Common Squirrel Monkey

The Common Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri Sciureus), also known as the Humboldt’s Squirrel Monkey and the Ecuadorian Squirrel Monkey, is a New World Monkey in the Cebidae family of monkeys inhabiting a very wide range of area throughout the tropical Amazon Basin region of South America. Similar in appearance to many other members of the family, the […]

Emilia’s Marmoset

Emilia's Marmoset

The Emilia’s Marmoset (Mico Emiliae), also known as Snethlage’s Marmoset, is a New World Monkey in the Callitrichidae family of monkeys, and is endemic to only certain states in Brazil. Emilia’s Marmosets live in extended family groups of between 4 and 15 individuals, and generally only one female per group breeds during a particular breeding season. The Emilia’s Marmoset defends…

Equatorial Saki

Equitorial Saki

The Equatorial Saki (Pithecia Aequatorialis) is a New World Monkey in the Pitheciinae subfamily of the Pitheciidae family of monkeys, and is found in areas of Ecuador and Peru. The Equatorial Saki is one of the most unique looking members of the Saki monkey group with graish0black fur on its body and white fur on its hands, feet, and portions of its head and face. Considered diurnal animals…