Animal Weight

How much does a Golden-backed uakari weight?

It is hard to guess what a Golden-backed uakari weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Golden-backed uakari (Cacajao melanocephalus) on average weights 3.13 kg (6.9 lbs).

The Golden-backed uakari is from the family Cebidae (genus: Cacajao). They can live for up to 18 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 40 cm (1′ 4″).

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Golden-backed uakari is 3.13 kg (6.9 lbs)

The golden-backed uakari (Cacajao melanocephalus) or black-headed uakari, is a New World primate from the family Pitheciidae. It lives in the Amazon Rainforest, and is found in the countries of Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela. It has black hair covering its body, except for a reddish abdomen, tail, and upper limbs, and a bald face. It has highly specialised teeth which allow it to eat seeds and fruits with hard shells. The name golden-backed uakari is a neotype proposed by Boubli et al. (2008).

Animals of the same family as a Golden-backed uakari

We found other animals of the Cebidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Golden-backed uakari

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Cacajao melanocephalus:

Animals with the same size as a Golden-backed uakari

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Golden-backed uakari:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Golden-backed uakari

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Golden-backed uakari: