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The Mammals of the Yasuni

Learn about The Mammal of the Yasuni, one of the richest fauna in the world! The world diversity of mammals is found in the Andes and eastern Africa at the landscape scale.

Watch Video: Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth (Choloepus didactylus) in the Yasuni.

The Yasuni Biosphere Reserve (Yasuni National Park & Waorani Reserve) in the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador, is the unique place that holds about 30% of the mammalian diversity of the entire Amazon Basin.

It’s the world known Yasuni Biosphere Reserve, it’s located between the mighty Napo River and the Curaray River.

Yasuní Biosphere Reserve sits at the intersection of the Andes, the Equator, and the Amazon region, an ecological bull’s-eye where extremely rich communities of plants, amphibians, birds, and mammals in South America converge.

We invite you to watch YASUNI WILDERNESS: MAMMALS, a compilation of exotics videos and photos, with a handful of the bush dogs, tapirs, jaguars, pumas ocelots, anteaters, monkey, armadillos, and others. Most of them were captured with trap cameras, showing a high density in peccaries, tapirs, jaguars, pumas, and ocelots.

The Yasuní Biosphere Reserve, appear to be globally unique in their ability to support at least 200 coexisting mammal species, the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve mammal list contains 204 species, it represents approximately one-third of all Amazonian mammals and 44% of all mammals known from Ecuador (382 sp).

Considering that Ecuador has the world’s ninth highest mammal diversity, finding nearly half of the country’s mammals in a single park is remarkable.

The number of coexisting mammal species in the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve is also extraordinary. Twelve primate species approaches the richest known sites in the Neotropics (14 eastern Peru and western Brazilian).

Yasuní’s primate richness represents only one major primate radiation while those in West Africa and Southeast Asia represent three different primate radiations.

The Yasuní Biosphere Reserve has amongst the highest local bat richness for any site in the world. Whereas 117 bat species are estimated to occur on a regional scale within the Amazon Basin, Yasuní is projected to harbor comparable richness on just a local scale.

The Yasuní Biosphere Reserve also shelters more than 20 globally threatened mammal species, including the yellow-bellied spider monkey and the rare golden-mantled tamarin.

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Monkeys of the Yasuní

The Monkeys of the Yasuni

The Diversity of Monkeys living in the of the Yasuní is very high.
The Monkeys of the Yasuní is one of the most diverse communities of primates ever recorded to live in an area in the neotropics.

The Yasuní Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador is the largest tract of Tropical Rainforest in the Western Amazon Basin, one of the most biologically diverse on the planet.

Within the forest of the Yasuní lives at 10 species of monkeys sharing resources in a single area, something has never been recorded before.

Watch Video: Red Tity Monkey. Yasuni Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador

The Monkeys of the Yasuni

Watch Video: Humboldt’s Woolly Monkey Lagothrix lagotricha. Yasuni Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador

Noise Night Monkey. Yasuni Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador

Red Howler Monkey. Yasuni Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador.

Black-mantled Tamarin. Yasuni Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador.

Here is a list of the Monkeys found in the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve:

  • Pygmy Marmoset Cebuella pygmaea
  • Saddle-back Tamarin Leontocebus lagonotus
  • Black-mantled Tamarin Leontocebus nigricollis
  • Golden-mantled Tamarin Leontocebus tripartitus
  • Ecuadorian White-fronted Capuchin Cebus aequatorialis
  • Ecuadorian Squirrel Monkey Saimiri cassiquiarensis
  • Noisy Night Monkey Aotus vociferans
  • Napo Saki Pithecia napensis
  • Colombian Red Howler Alouatta seniculus
  • White-bellied Spider Monkey Ateles belzebuth
  • Humboldt’s Woolly Monkey Lagothrix lagotricha