Neblina Uakari

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Pitheciidae Cacajao Cacajao hosomi
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
  • Common Name: Neblina Uakari
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 2008
  • Monkey Size: 30 to 50 cm (12 to 20 in)
  • Skin Color(s): Orange
  • Habitat: Forest, rainforest
  • Diet: Herbivorous
  • Native Countries: Brazil, Venezuela

Neblina Uakari Distribution

Neblina Uakari Characteristics

The Neblina uakari[1] (Cacajao hosomi), black-headed uakari, is a recently described monkey species from the extreme northwest of the Brazilian Amazon and adjacent southern Venezuela.

  • With wild black hair sticking out in all directions, it is easy to imagine this monkey having a bad hair day.
  • Large brown eyes peek out from an expressive, black-skinned, hairless face. The snout is somewhat flattened, and whiskers emerge from the monkey’s upper lip and chin.
  • The head, shoulders, arms, and lower legs are covered with glossy black hair. Chestnut-brown highlights adorn the uakari’s hairy chest.
  • A long fur coat that looks like an orange peignoir covers the back and thighs and reaches down to the uakari’s fluffy tail.
  • The Neblina uakari’s hands and feet are black and hairless.

Neblina Uakari Facts

  • Neblina uakari’s English name refers to the Pico da Neblina, which marks its known distribution approximate center.
  • When foraging, these uakaris pluck an unripe fruit from a tree and carry it to a larger branch for consumption.
  • Females usually produce one young in March and April, coinciding with the fruiting season.
  • They can move quadrupedally (on all fours), often bounding or galloping, with the front legs moving forward together, followed by the hind legs moving together as a unit.
  • And while the Neblina uakari’s tails offer no help with balance or support, they can hang themselves by their hind legs.

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Key References
  • [1]“ITIS – Report: Cacajao hosomi”. Accessed December 15, 2022. Link.


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