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Pithecia pithecia (Guianan saki)


Wikipedia Abstract

The white-faced saki (Pithecia pithecia), also known as the Guianan saki and the golden-faced saki, is a species of saki monkey, a type of New World monkey, found in Brazil, French Guiana, Newcastle, Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela. This species lives in the understory and lower canopy of the forest, feeding mostly on fruits, but also eating nuts, seeds, and insects. A formerly recognized subspecies of this monkey, P. p. chrysocephala, was elevated to full species status as P. chrysocephala in 2014.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 8.37
EDGE Score: 2.24


Adult Weight [1]  3.263 lbs (1.48 kg)
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Vertebrates), Frugivore, Nectarivore, Herbivore
Diet - Endothermic [2]  30 %
Diet - Fruit [2]  30 %
Diet - Nectar [2]  10 %
Diet - Plants [2]  30 %
Forages - Arboreal [2]  100 %
Female Maturity [1]  2 years 1 month
Male Maturity [1]  4 years
Gestation [1]  5 months 8 days
Litter Size [1]  1
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  36 years
Weaning [1]  4 months 2 days


Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Parque Nacional Canaima National Park II 7542183 Venezuela  

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Parasitized by 
Amblyomma longirostre[4]
Cochliomyia hominivorax (screw worm)[4]
Pneumocystis jirovecii[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map


South America;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Variation on Frugivory: The Diet of Venezuelan White-Faced Sakis, Marilyn A. Norconk and Nancy Lou Conklin-Brittain, International Journal of Primatology, Vol. 25, No. 1, February 2004
4Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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