The lanceolated monklet is a species of bird in the Bucconidae family, the puffbirds. It is the only member of the genus ''Micromonacha''.
It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, and Peru. In the western Amazon Basin, it ranges from the Purus River in the southwest Basin, Amazonas state to the Japurá River of southern Colombia in the northwest.
Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical and tropical.. more