The Monkeys of the Yasuní is one 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.
Here is a list of the Monkeys found in the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve.
1. Pygmy Marmoset Cebuella pygmaea
2. Saddle-back Tamarin Leontocebus lagonotus
3. Black-mantled Tamarin Leontocebus nigricollis
4. Golden-mantled Tamarin Leontocebus tripartitus
5. Ecuadorian White-fronted Capuchin Cebus aequatorialis
6. Ecuadorian Squirrel Monkey Saimiri cassiquiarensis
7. Noisy Night Monkey Aotus vociferans
8. Napo Saki Pithecia napensis
9. Colombian Red Howler Alouatta seniculus
10. White-bellied Spider Monkey Ateles belzebuth
11. Humboldt’s Woolly Monkey Lagothrix lagothricha