The term “New World monkey” is a broad label that refers to any species that falls under one of the five taxonomic families of the Ceboidea superfamily: Cebidae, Callitrichidae, Atelidae, Pitheciidae, and Aotidae.
There are 23 genera and 179 species of New World monkeys distributed across southern Mexico and South and Central America.
Many different types of New World monkeys exist, including howler monkeys, marmosets, capuchins, sakis, night monkeys, tamarins, and more.
Characteristics of New-World Monkeys
Here are the main characteristics shared by New World monkeys:
Types of New-World Monkeys