English Name: 
Saki Monkeys

<div class="tree_txt_unlinked"><p>Sakis, <em>Pithecia</em>, are found in the Guianas and northeastern Brazil. Five species are recognized: <em>P. pithecia, P. albicans, P. irrorata, P. monachus</em>, and <em>P. aequatorialis</em>.
There is no clear evidence for habitat preference. They move about
primarily by leaping, and are the most saltatory of the New World
monkeys. Sakis have broad noses, bushy fur and long tails. They are
the smallest-bodied pithecine (2 kg).</p>
<p><strong>Citations</strong>: Fleagle 1999</p>