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Bearded Sakis
2014-04-17 14:43:34

The Bearded Sakis are 5 species of New World monkeys, listed in the genus Chiropotes. They reside in the eastern and central Amazon in South America, ranging through southern Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, French Guiana, and northern and central Brazil. The 5 species are completely allopathic, their distributions being separated by major rivers. Bearded Sakis are different from the closely...

Bald Uakari
2006-12-28 13:48:16

The bald uakari (Cacajao calvus), also known as the red uakari or bald-headed uakari, is a distinctive red-faced monkey found in swampy forests. It is in Brazil, Peru, and Colombia. The species is considered "near threatened" by the 2004 World Conservation Union (IUCN) Red List. This was because of hunting and the destruction of its habitat. They have little fur on the face, with bright...

White-faced Saki
2006-12-28 13:42:35

The white-faced saki (Pithecia pithecia), also known as the Guianan Saki and the golden-faced saki, is a species of saki monkey. It is a type of New World monkey. It is found in Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela. This monkey mostly feed on fruits, but also nuts, seeds, and insects.

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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'