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Wanderings in South America
Charles Waterton

bisa monkeyThe Bisa Monkey (Brachyurus satanas)
Sometimes this monkey is called the Bearded Saki, or Cuxio. The male is much deeper black than the female. It seems to be more solitary in its habits than the generality of its tribe, and to live rather in pairs than companies. It seems fearful of wetting its beard, and, when it drinks, scoops up the water in the hollow of its hand. The name is sometimes spelled 'Beeshu'.

Rev. J.G. Wood, extracts from his Explanatory Index in Wanderings in South America, the North-West of the United States, and the Antilles, in the years 1812, 1816, 1820, & 1824.
With Original Instructions for the perfect preservation of Birds, Etc. for Cabinets of Natural History.
Charles Waterton, Esq.,
Introduction by the Rev. J. G. Wood, Macmillan and Co., 1880, London.