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Primate Taxonomy

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45) Although they look quite different, the sakis are closely related to the uakaris. Note the very broad nose which clearly indicates they are platyrrhines. The New World monkeys are all forest dwellers. Sakis spend most of their time high in the trees. Closeup of a saki -- notice the bouffant 'hairdo' and the 'beard'.
Notes: Closeup of a saki -- notice the bouffant 'hairdo' and the 'beard'.
Scientific name: Chiropotes satanas
sakis -- SAK-ees
Member of the Cebid family
Sakis and uakaris do not have prehensile tails.
Photo © by: Luis Claudio Marigo

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