uakari

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English[edit]

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A male bald uakari monkey.

Etymology[edit]

Both the common name uakari and the genus name Cacajao are believed to have originated from indigenous languages.[1]

Noun[edit]

uakari (plural uakaris)

  1. Any of several arboreal monkeys, of the genus Cacajao, from the Amazon basin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2004: Barnett, A. A. The meanings of Cacajao and Uacari: Folk Etymology in Neotropical Primate Taxonomy. Neotropical Primates 12(3): 147-152