Black bearded saki

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Black bearded saki[1]
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Pitheciidae
Genus: Chiropotes
Species: C. satanas
Binomial name
Chiropotes satanas
(Hoffmannsegg, 1807)
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Black bearded saki range

The black bearded saki (Chiropotes satanas) is a species of bearded saki, a type of New World monkey. This critically endangered species is endemic to the far eastern Amazon in Brazil, it being restricted to a relatively small region from the Tocantins River in Pará east to around the Grajaú River in Maranhão (similar to the range of the equally threatened Kaapori capuchin). It formerly included the red-backed, brown-backed and Uta Hick's bearded saki as subspecies or taxonomical insignificant variations (in which case the 'combined' species simply was called the bearded saki), but based on colour of pelage, karyotype, and molecular analysis it has been recommended treating these as separate species.[3][4] The black bearded saki is the only dark-nosed species of bearded saki with a blackish back, though some females and young have a paler, brownish back.[5]


  1. ^ Groves, C.P. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 147. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Veiga, L. M.; Silva Jr., J. S.; Ferrari, S. F. & Rylands, A. B. (2008). "Chiropotes satanas". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2008-11-24.  Database entry includes justification for why this species is critically endangered
  3. ^ Silva Jr., J. S. and Figueiredo, W. M. B. (2002). Revisão sistemática dos cuxiús, gênero Chiropotes Lesson, 1840 (Primates Pithecidae). Livro de Resumos do XO. Congresso da Sociedade Brasileira de Primatologia, Amazônia – A Última Fronteira: 21. Belém, Brazil.
  4. ^ Bonvicino, C. R., Boubli, J. P., Otazú, I. B., Almeida, F. C., Nascimento, F. F., Coura, J. R., & Seuánez, H. N. (2003). Morphologic, karyotypic, and molecular evidence of a new form of Chiropotes (primates, pitheciinae). American Journal of Primatology. 61(3): 123-33.
  5. ^ Veiga, L. V. (2006).(in Portuguese) Ecologia e comportamenta do cuxiú-preto (Chiropotes satanas) na paisagem fragmentada da Amazônoa oriental. Archived July 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Ph.D. thesis. Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil.

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