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White-nosed Saki
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Information
Range south-central Amazon rainforest in Brazil and possibly a small area east of Bolivia.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Primates
Family Pitheciidae
Genus Chiropotes
Species Chiropotes albinasus
Conservation Status
ENSpecies
Endangered

The White-nosed saki (Chiropotes albinasus), is a species of bearded saki, a type of New World monkey, endemic to the south-central Amazon rainforest in Brazil and possibly a small area east of Bolivia. Both its scientific and common name were caused by the authors working from dead specimens, where the skin on and around the nose fades to whitish. In living individuals, it is actually bright pink (though with fine barely visible white hairs), and the pelage is black. No other species of the genus Chiropotes have a brightly colored nose.

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