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.

Tufted Capuchin

Tufted Capuchin

The Tufted Capuchin (Sapajus Apella), also known as the Brown Capuchin, Black-Capped Capuchin, or Pin Monkey, is a New World Monkey in the Cebidae family of monkeys and is found in the northern rainforests of Guyana, Venezuela, and Brazil. The Tufted Capuchin is stronger and more durably built than other Capuchins; with brownish gray fur and black hands and feet. They are notable for the tuft of…

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 […]

White-Fronted Capuchin

White-Fronted Capuchin

The White-Fronted Capuchin (Cebus Albifrons) is a New World Monkey in the Cebidae family of monkeys and is found in seven different countries in South America including Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago. The White-Fronted Capuchin species is divided into several different sub-species including Ecuadorian Capuchins, Shock-Headed Capuchins…

Kaapori Capuchin

Kappori Capuchin

The Kaapori Capuchin (Cebus Kaapori) is a New World Monkey in the Cebidae family of monkeys and is found on the northern Atlantic coast of Brazil in the states of Pará and Maranhão. It was only recently elevated to species status, formerly being classified as a subspecies of the Wedge-Capped Capuchin species. Furthermore, there are […]

Wedge-Capped Capuchin

Wedge-Capped Capuchin

The Wedge-Capped Capuchin (Cebus Olivaceus), also known as the Weeper Capuchin, or Ka’Apor Capuchin, is a New World Monkey in the Cebidae family of monkeys and is commonly northern Brazil, Guyana, French Guiana, Suriname, Venezuela and possibly northern Colombia. Adult Wedge-Capped Capuchins are approximately 6 to 7 pounds, with the males weighing slightly more than the females…

White-Headed Capuchin

White-Headed Capuchin

The White-Headed Capuchin (Cebus Capucinus), also known as the White-Faced Capuchin or White-Throated Capuchin, is a New World Monkey in the Cebidae family of monkeys and is commonly found in Central America and northern South America. This medium sized monkey is one of the most recognizable in the world; often characterized as the companion of an organ grinder in…

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 […]