Tag Archives: Pitheciidae

The Pitheciidae is a family of New World Monkeys comprised 2 sub-families; the Callicebinae and the Pitheciinae. The Pitheciidae family includes titis, sakis and uakari monkeys. Once considered part of the Atelidiae family, most species in the Pitheciidae family can be found in Brazil, Colombia, and Bolivia.

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 […]