White-nosed saki

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White-nosed saki[1]
Chiropotes albinasus.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Pitheciidae
Genus: Chiropotes
Species: C. albinasus
Binomial name
Chiropotes albinasus
(I. Geoffroy and Deville, 1848)
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White-nosed Saki range

The white-nosed saki, Chiropotes albinasus, is an endangered species of bearded saki, a type of New World monkey, endemic to the south-central Amazon rainforest in Brazil and possibly a small area east of Bolivia. Both its scientific and common name were caused by the authors working from dead specimens, where the skin on and around the nose fades to whitish.[3] In living individuals, it is actually bright pink (though with fine barely visible white hairs), and the pelage is black.[4] No other species of the genus Chiropotes have a brightly colored nose.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Groves, C. P. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 146. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ Veiga, L. M., Pinto, L. P., Ferrari, S. F., Rylands, A. B., Mittermeier, R. A. & Boubli, J.-P. (2008). Chiropotes albinasus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 3 January 2009.
  3. ^ a b Emmons, L. H. (1997). Neotropical Rainforest Mammals (2nd edition ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0-226-20719-6. 
  4. ^ Photo of C. albinasus. Saxifraga.de. Accessed 2008-11-29