White-nosed saki

White-nosed saki
White-nosed saki[1]
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)
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. Both its scientific and common name were caused by the authors working from 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]


  1. ^ Groves, C. (2005). Wilson, D. E., & Reeder, D. M, eds. ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 146. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=12100357. 
  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. Downloaded on 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