Brazilian monkeys

Uacari ("Cacajao calvus") photographed by Evgenia Kononova/Wikipedia
Uacari (“Cacajao calvus”) photographed by Evgenia Kononova/Wikipedia

No country has more primate species than Brazil – over a hundred, from the very small saguis and the rare and famous golden tamarin/mico-leão dourado to the big and noisy bugios. They belong to five families: Callitrichidae (marmosets and tamarins), Cebidae (capuchins and squirrel monkeys), Aotidae (night or owl monkeys), Pitheciidae (titis, sakis and uakaris) and Atelidae (howler, spider and woolly monkeys). You can find detailed information about them in Portuguese in the website of the Centro Nacional de Pesquisa e Conservação de Primatas Brasileiros, related to the Ministry of the Environment.

Now, enjoy these wonderful pictures:

Photo by Guilherme Jofili/Flickr
Photo by Guilherme Jofili/Flickr

 

 

Bugio castanho ("Allouata guariba"). Photo by Mauro Guanandi/Flickr
Bugio castanho (“Allouata guariba”). Photo by Mauro Guanandi/Flickr
Muriqui ("Brachyteles hypoxanthus") photographed in Santa Maria de Jetiba, Espírito Santo, by Paulo B. Chaves/Flickr
Muriqui (“Brachyteles hypoxanthus”) photographed in Santa Maria de Jetiba, Espírito Santo, by Paulo B. Chaves/Flickr
Macaco aranha marrom ("Ateles hybridus") shot in captivity by http://www.birdphotos.com /Wikipedia
Macaco aranha marrom (“Ateles hybridus”) shot in captivity by http://www.birdphotos.com /Wikipedia
Mico leão dourado, the golden tamarin ("Leontopithecus rosalia"), photographed in the zoo of Zurich by Tambako the Jaguar/Flickr. It is not by chance that I couldn't find a picture of the animal in its natural habitat.
Mico leão dourado, the golden tamarin (“Leontopithecus rosalia”), photographed in the zoo of Zurich by Tambako the Jaguar/Flickr. It is not by chance that I couldn’t find a picture of the animal in its natural habitat.
Macacos prego ("Cebus"). Photo taken in Poços de Caldas, Minas Gerais, by Lúcio Carvalho/Flickr
Macacos prego (“Cebus”). Photo taken in Poços de Caldas, Minas Gerais, by Lúcio Carvalho/Flickr
Sagui photographed in Santa Teresa, Espírito Santo, by Bart van Dorp/Flickr
Sagui photographed in Santa Teresa, Espírito Santo, by Bart van Dorp/Flickr