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Titis Sakis and Uakaris: Pitheciidae

Physical Characteristics

Pitheciids (PITH-uh-sidz; members of the family Pitheciidae) are small- to medium-sized monkeys, ranging from the smallest, the titis, to the largest, the uakaris. Male bearded sakis and uakaris are about 20 percent larger than the females. Male and female white-faced sakis differ in coloration. The bald uakari is easily recognized by its pinkish to bright red naked face. All pitheciid species have long coats, except for the short-furred bearded saki. The bald uakari alone has a short tail, about a third of its body length. The rest of the species have long, nonprehensile (nongrasping) tails.

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Animal Life ResourceMammalsTitis Sakis and Uakaris: Pitheciidae - Physical Characteristics, Behavior And Reproduction, Pitheciids And People, Conservation Status, White-faced Saki (pithecia Pithecia):species Accounts - GEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, DIET