These web pages contain
information on the monkeys found in the Republic of Panama.
It is my hope that we will be able to expand and develop
these pages as time goes on. In particular I ask the readers
who encounter free-ranging monkeys in their natural environment in
Panama (not pets) to take pictures and record the location where they
see them so that we can add to knowledge of the current distribution
and abundance of monkeys in Panama. If you have such
information please do email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are several species on monkeys found in the Republic of Panama.
The exact number of species and sub-species is controversial
and dependent on the
taxonomic specialist. The genus of each type of monkey found
in Panama and the common names are hence somewhat more easily used to
describe the monkeys than their scientific species names. All
taxonomic experts agree
though, that there are 6 distinct genera of monkeys found in Panama.
For this reason we group here the monkeys in Panama by genus.
Clicking on the name of each genus or the representative
picture of a monkey in each genus will take you to a web page
describing the monkeys found in that genus in the Republic of Panama.
greatest challenge all the monkeys of Panama face is the continued
destruction of the forests that are where they live. Click
to read more about deforestation
More information on primatology and links to information may
by found on the Information
of the information in these
web pages was taken from the former
web pages of the Primate Foundation of Panama that I founded and
directed. Many colleagues, students, and monkeys,
contributed to the development of those web pages, and I am grateful
for how their past contributions add to the current web