Tag Archives: New World Monkeys

New World Monkeys are the five families of primates that are found in Central and South America: Callitrichidae, Cebidae, Aotidae, Pitheciidae, and Atelidae. They differ from other groupings of monkeys such as the Old World Monkeys.The most prominent distinction is the nose, which is the feature used most commonly to distinguish between the two groups. The scientific name for the New World Monkeys, Platyrrhini, means “flat nosed”. The noses of New World Monkeys are flatter than the narrow noses of the Old World Monkeys, and have side-facing nostrils. New World monkeys are the only monkeys with prehensile tails—in comparison with the shorter, non-grasping tails of Old World Monkeys.

Monk Saki

Monk Saki

The Monk Saki (Pithecia Monachus), also known as Geoffroy’s Monk Saki or Miller’s Monk Saki, is a New World Monkey in the Pitheciinae subfamily of the Pitheciidae family of monkeys, and is found in the South American countries of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. The Monk Saki is recognizable compared to other Saki monkeys because […]

White-Footed Saki

White-Footed Saki

The White-Footed Saki (Pithecia Albicans) is a New World Monkey in the Pitheciinae subfamily of the Pitheciidae family of monkeys, and is endemic to Brazil. It was once thought to be part of the same species as the White-Faced Saki because they inhabit only a small region of Brazil that is also inhabited by the White-Faced Saki. However, the White-Footed Saki has a few distinct characteristics that…

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…

Rio Tapajós Saki

Rio Tapajós Saki

The Rio Tapajós Saki (Pithecia Irrorata) is a New World Monkey in the Pitheciinae subfamily of the Pitheciidae family of monkeys, and is found in areas of Bolivia, Brazil, and Peru. Like most Sakis, the Rio Tapajós Saki is relatively small in size with a long, bushy tail. They have precisely adapted bodies that feature strong leg muscles to make it easier for the Rio Tapajós Saki to jump from tree to tree…

White-Faced Saki

White-Faced Saki

The White-Faced Saki (Pithecia Pithecia), also known as the Guianan Saki and the Golden-Faced Saki, is a New World Monkey in the Pitheciinae subfamily of the Pitheciidae family of monkeys, and is found in areas of Brazil, Guyana , French Guiana, Suriname, and Venezuela. The White-Faces Saki is a small-sized monkey with a long, bushy […]

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 […]

Golden-Bellied Capuchin

Golden-Bellied Capuchin

The Golden-Bellied Capuchin (Sapajus Xanthosternos), also known as the Yellow-Breasted Capuchin or Buffy-Headed Capuchin, is a New World Monkey in the Cebidae family of monkeys and is found the Atlantic forest regions of south-eastern Bahia and Brazil. Commonly described as having a distinctive yellowish-red chest, belly, and upper arms, these color traits are what give the Golden-Bellied…

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…