Pithecia


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Pithecia

 

(sakis), a genus of platyrrhine monkeys of the family Cebidae. The body length is 30–48 cm, the tail length is 25–55 cm, and the weight reaches 1,600 g. The tail is nonpre-hensile, bushy, and pointed. The fur is thick and long, and in the hairy, or monk, saki (P. monachus) it forms a cowl covering the shoulders and head. There are two species, distributed in the Amazon Basin. Sakis live in small groups or, sometimes, in pairs. They feed on fruits, leaves, small mice, and small birds. One offspring constitutes a normal litter.

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Support for this comes from our preliminary observations of another form of the genus Chiropotes, and possibly of the genus Pithecia, although proof of this requires the collection of specimens and further morphological and genetic analysis.
Our records of species from the genus Pithecia and Chiropotes are examples of these problems.
In order to elucidate these taxonomic discrepancies we recommend further systematic monitoring studies, with collection of some individuals for morphological and genetic analysis, to resolve the taxonomic doubts as to the Chiropotes and Pithecia.
The species of sakis, genus Pithecia (Cebidae, Primates), with notes on sexual dichromatism.
The taxonomy of South American sakis, genus Pithecia (Cebidae, Platyrrhini): A preliminary report and critical review with the description of a new species and a new subspecies.
Urge tomar medidas para asegurar la conservacion de: Mazama americana, Eira barbara, Leopardus pardalis, Agouti paca, Tapirus terrestres, Pithecia monachus, Alouatta seniculus, Cebus albifrons y Cebus apella que aun forman parte importante del ecosistema; y Lagothrix lagothricha, Panthera onca, Tremarctos ornatos, Myrmecophaga tridactyla, Lontra longicaudis, Speothos venaticus, Nasua nasua, Priodontes maximus, Puma concolor y Herpailurus yaguaroundi que se encuentran esporadicamente en la zona.
Callicebus cupreus * * * Pithecia monachus * * Lagothrix lagothricha * Alouatta seniculus * * Speothos venaticus * * Lontra longicaudis * * Eira barbara * * * Nasua nasua * * Potos flavus * * * Leopardos pardalis * * * Herpailurus yaguaroundi * Puma concolor * Panthera onca * * Tremarctos ornatus * Tayassu tajacu * * * Tayassu pecari * * Mazama americana * * * Tapirus terrestris * * * Didelphys marsupialis * * Myrmecophaga tridactila * * Tamandua tetradactila * * * Choloepus hoffmani/ Bradypus variegatus * * Cabassous spp.