15 Different Types Of Monkeys Around The World

There are about 51 representative species of monkeys and over 260 different types of monkeys around the world.

Mandrill

Mandrill Monkeys
Mandrill Monkeys
  • Lifespan: 20 years (In the wild)
  • Conservation status: Vulnerable
  • Gestation period: 175 days
  • Height: Male: 1.8 – 2.1 ft. (Adult, At Shoulder, while on all fours), Female: 18 – 20 in. (Adult, At Shoulder, while on all fours)
  • Mass: Male: 42 – 82 lbs (Adult), Female: 22 – 33 lbs (Adult)
  • Length: Male: 2.5 – 3.1 ft. (Adult, Without Tail, Head and body), Female: 1.8 – 2.2 ft. (Adult, Without Tail, Head and body)

Rhesus Macaque

Rhesus macaque monkey in a bed of pink and white flowers.
Rhesus macaque
  • Scientific name: Macaca mulatta
  • Gestation period: 166 days
  • Conservation status: Least Concern
  • Trophic level: Herbivorous
  • Higher classification: Macaques
  • Mass: Male: 17 lbs (Adult), Female: 12 lbs (Adult)

Panamanian White-faced Capuchin

Panamanian White-faced Capuchin Monkeys
Panamanian White-faced Capuchin
  • Scientific name: Cebus imitator
  • Mass: 6.4 – 8.6 lbs (Adult)
  • Higher classification: Capuchin monkeys
  • Length: 13 – 18 in. (Adult, Without Tail)
  • Gestation period: 152 – 183 days
  • Rank: Species

Emperor Tamarin

Emperor tamarin Monkey
Emperor Tamarin
  • Conservation status: Least Concern (Population decreasing)
  • Scientific name: Saguinus imperator
  • Mass: 1 lb (Adult)
  • Trophic level: Omnivorous
  • Higher classification: Tamarin
  • Lifespan: 10 to 20 years si.edu

Lion-tailed Macaque

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Lion-tailed macaque
  • Lifespan: 20 years (In the wild)
  • Scientific name: Macaca silenus
  • Length: 17 – 24 in. (Adult, Head and body)
  • Conservation status: Endangered (Population decreasing)
  • Trophic level: Omnivorous
  • Mass: 4.4 – 22 lbs (Adult)

Guinea Baboon

Guinea baboon monkeys
Guinea baboon
  • Scientific name: Papio papio
  • Lifespan: 35 – 45 years
  • Mass: 29 – 57 lbs (Adult)
  • Higher classification: Baboons
  • Gestation period: 183 days
  • Rank: Species

Proboscis Monkey

Proboscis monkey
Proboscis monkey
  • Scientific name: Nasalis larvatus
  • Conservation status: Endangered (Population decreasing)
  • Trophic level: Herbivorous
  • Mass: Male: 45 lbs (Adult), Female: 21 lbs (Adult)
  • Length: Male: 2.2 – 2.5 ft. (Head and body), Female: 1.7 – 2.1 ft. (Head and body)
  • Lifespan: 20 years neprimateconservancy.org

Japanese Macaque

Japanese macaque monkey
Japanese macaque
  • Conservation status: Least Concern (Population stable)
  • Scientific name: Macaca fuscata
  • Trophic level: Omnivorous Encyclopedia of Life
  • Lifespan: Male: 27 years (In captivity), Female: 6 years (In the wild)
  • Height: Male: 1.9 ft. (Adult), Female: 1.7 ft. (Adult)
  • Mass: Male: 25 lbs (Adult), Female: 19 lbs (Adult)

Common Marmoset

Common marmoset monkey
Common Marmoset
  • Conservation status: Least Concern (Population stable)
  • Scientific name: Callithrix jacchus
  • Gestation period: 152 days
  • Trophic level: Omnivorous
  • Mass: Male: 9 oz (Adult), Female: 8.3 oz (Adult)
  • Height: Male: 7.4 in. (Adult), Female: 7.3 in. (Adult)

Golden Lion Tamarin

Golden lion tamarin monkey
Golden lion tamarin
  • Conservation status: Endangered (Population stable)
  • Scientific name: Leontopithecus rosalia
  • Mass: 1.2 lbs (Estimated)
  • Trophic level: Omnivorous
  • Higher classification: Lion Tamarins
  • Height: Female: 10 in. (Male), Male: 10 in. (Female)

Bald Uakari

Bald uakari monkey
Bald uakari
  • Scientific name: Cacajao calvus
  • Higher classification: Uakaris
  • Order: Primates
  • Infraorder: Simiiformes
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Weight: 3.45 kg

Colombian White-faced Capuchin

Colombian white-faced capuchin monkey
Colombian white-faced capuchin
  • Conservation status: Least Concern
  • Scientific name: Cebus capucinus
  • Trophic level: Omnivorous
  • Gestation period: 161 days
  • Mass: Male: 5 lbs, Female: 4 lbs
  • Length: Male: 2.8 ft., Female: 2.8 ft.

Hamadryas Baboon

Hamadryas baboon
Hamadryas baboon
  • Trophic level: Herbivorous
  • Scientific name: Papio hamadryas
  • Conservation status: Least Concern (Population increasing)
  • Length: Female: 16 – 18 in.
  • Tail length: 16 – 24 in.
  • Mass: Male: 44 – 66 lbs, Female: 22 – 33 lbs

Crab-eating Macaque

Crab-eating macaque monkey
Crab-eating macaque
  • Gestation period: 165 days
  • Scientific name: Macaca fascicularis
  • Conservation status: Least Concern (Population decreasing)
  • Trophic level: Omnivorous
  • Mass: Male: 4.4 lbs, Female: 3.2 lbs
  • Lifespan: 25-30 years nih.gov

Barbary Macaque

Barbary macaque monkey
Barbary macaque
  • Scientific name: Macaca sylvanus
  • Trophic level: Omnivorous
  • Conservation status: Endangered (Population decreasing)
  • Mass: Male: 32 lbs (Adult), Female: 20 – 24 lbs (Adult)
  • Length: Male: 2.1 ft. (Adult), Female: 1.8 ft. (Adult)
  • Lifespan: around 25 years old

References:

To learn more about monkeys, visit the following resources:

  • What kinds of monkeys are there? – Old World monkeys are found in Africa and Asia. Some examples are guenons, mangabeys, macaques, baboons, and colobus monkeys. New World monkeys are found in Mexico, Central America, and South America. Some examples are woolly monkeys, spider monkeys, howler monkeys, capuchin monkeys, and squirrel monkeys. – Monkey | San Diego Zoo Animals & Plants
  • What is the most common monkey? – The most common monkey species found in animal research are the grivet, the rhesus macaque, and the crab-eating macaque, which are either wild-caught or purpose-bred. – Monkey – Wikipedia
  • How many types of monkeys do we have? – There are more than 260 different types of monkeys. They are separated into two major categories: New World and Old World. The New World monkeys live in the Americas, while Old World monkeys live in Asia and Africa. – Monkeys: Facts, Types & Pictures | Live Science

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