Primates of the Yasuni

The Primates of the Yasuni

The Yasuní is the largest tract of Tropical Rainforest in the Western Amazon Basin, one of the most biologically diverse on the planet.

Within the forest of the Yasuní live 12 species of monkeys, all of them sharing the forest resources in this unique area.

Here is a list of the Monkeys you can find while visiting the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve.

Family: Callitrichidae

  1. Pygmy Marmoset (Cebuella pygmaea)
  2. Red-mantled Saddle-back Tamarin (Leontocebus lagonotus), Chichico rojo
  3. Golden-mantled Tamarin (Leontocebus tripartitus), Tamarín ensillado de dorso dorado

Family: Cebidae

  1. Large-headed Capuchin (Cebus macrocephalus), Mono Capuchino Cabecinegro
  2. White-fronted Capuchin (Cebus yuracus), Mono Capuchino Frentiblanca
  3. Humboldt’s Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri cassiquiarensis), Mono Ardilla de Humboldt

Family: Aotidae

  1. Noisy Night Monkey (Aotus vociferans) Mono Nocturno Vociferante

Family: Pitheciidae Familia

  1. Red-crowned Titi (Plecturocebus discolor)
  2. Napo Saki (Pithecia napensis)

Family: Atelidae

  1. Colombian Red Howler (Alouatta seniculus)
  2. White-bellied Spider Monkey (Ateles belzebuth)
  3. Humboldt’s Woolly Monkey (Lagothrix lagothricha)