SAKI MONKEYS

​The saki monkey genus, Pitheciidae,
and the bearded saki genus, Chiropotes,
together include ​at least 21 species

BEARDED SAKIS

Genus: Chiropotes

Chiropotes chiropotes

CONSERVATION STATUS:LEAST CONCERN

The bearded saki also goes by the common names Humboldt bearded saki, red-backed bearded saki, red-backed saki, and tawny-olive bearded saki. They are native to the South American countries of Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and  Venezuela. They prefer to make their homes in upper primary rainforests, often near…

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Chiropotes satanas

CONSERVATION STATUS: ENDANGERED

The black bearded saki is one of five species of bearded sakis living in the Amazon rainforest. Bearded sakis are commonly known in Brazil as cuxiú, a term long used by indigenous peoples to describe this particular genus of monkeys. Some researchers believe that the name cuxiú should replace the “bearded saki” moniker altogether

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Chiropotes albinasus

CONSERVATION STATUS: VULNERABLE

The white-nosed saki is endemic to the south-central Amazon rainforest in Brazil, particularly between the rivers Xingu and Madeira and farther south to the Guaporé River in Rondônia. They prefer to be in high forests, especially high terra firme forests. White-nosed sakis can be found in flooded forests (also known as inundated….

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SAKIS

Genus: Pithecia

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Pithecia albicans

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

The buffy saki, also known as the white-footed saki, is one of the least-studied neotropical primates. Endemic to western Brazil, south of the Amazon, buffy sakis were once thought to be restricted to a relatively small area in Brazil between the lower Rio Purus and Rio Tefe south of Rio Solimoes-Amazonas. However, additional….

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Pithecia irrorata

CONSERVATION STATUS: DATA DEFICIENT

Gray’s bald-faced sakis, also known as the Rio Tapajós saki, are a species of saki monkey found in the Amazon basin of South America. They inhabit areas of northeastern Brazil, in the states of Acre and Amazonia in the Amazon basin. Their range also extends into south-eastern Peru and the very north of Bolivia, and is bounded….

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Pithecia monachus

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

The monk saki, also known as Geoffroy’s monk saki or Miller’s monk saki, is a New World monkey that inhabits multiple countries in the jungle-strewn and biodiverse regions of South America. The monk saki can be found in the upper elevations of rainforests in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. The monk saki is an arboreal, high…

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Pithecia napensis

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

Napo sakis, also known as Napo monk sakis, were first described in 1938. They are native to the rainforests of Ecuador and Peru, occupying a range south of the Rio Napo, from the city of Coca in the west to Yasuni National Park to the east. They live up to an elevation of 5,000 feet (1,500 m) and tend to prefer flooded forests, palm….

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Pithecia pithecia

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

The white-faced saki is a New World monkey found in rainforests throughout the northeast region of South America in northern Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, and Venezuela. They are usually found in the lower-to-mid canopy of the forest. These monkeys are generalists who can adapt to both wet and dry….

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