Primates of Suriname

Taxonomy and Conservation Status
July 2006

Family Callitrichidae

Saguinus midas Golden-handed tamarin LC

Family Cebidae

Saimiri sciureus sciureus Common squirrel monkey LC
Cebus apella apella Guianan brown capuchin LC
Cebus olivaceus olivaceus Wedge-capped capuchin LC

Family Pitheciidae

Pithecia pithecia pithecia White-faced saki LC
Chiropotes satanas Black saki EN A2cd; B2ab(i,ii,iii); C2a(i)

Family Atelidae

Alouatta seniculus seniculus Red howling monkey LC
Ateles paniscus Red-faced black spider monkey LC


Total Taxa: 8
Total Threatened: 1
Percent Threatened: 13%

Note: This is presented as a working taxonomy and is not definitive.

The conservation status of each species is based on assessment summaries provided by the IUCN Red List. The Red List website offers more information on the threat categories listed here.


Boinski, S. 2002. De Apen van Suriname / The Monkeys of Suriname. STINASU, Paramaribo, Suriname.