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Red-backed Squirrel Monkey

(Saimiri oerstedii)

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The Red-backed Squirrel Monkey is also called CentralAmerican Squirrel Monkey. A small, orange-gold monkey with yellowish green shoulders and hips; black head with white face mask; white chin, throat, ears; to 30cm (12in), plus very long, black-tipped, non prehensile tail. (Mono lití, Mono Ardilla). This speciesis endangered.


Wet forests of southern Pacific slope; arboreal.

Found in the following Parks:

Corcovado National Park.
Manuel Antonio National Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Red-backed Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri oerstedii), Costa Rica