Uakari

genus of mammals

Uakari is the common name for the New World monkeys of the genus Cacajao. Both the English and scientific names probably came from indigenous languages.[1] They live in South American rainforests. When excited or upset, their red faces become even redder.[2]

A male uakari monkey

ReferencesEdit

  1. Barnett A.A. 2004. The meanings of Cacajao and Uacari: Folk Etymology in Neotropical Primate Taxonomy. Neotropical Primates 12(3): 147-152
  2. Parker, Jane; Frances A. Dipper. DISCOVERY Oceans and Rainforests. 2000 Quarto Children's Books. p. 46. ISBN 1-57145-445-4.