Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54539

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Primates
Family:Cebidae
Genus:Cebus
Genus species:Cebus nigrivittatus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:38-46 cm
Weight:2.1-2.9 kg
Identification:The weeper capuchin has a coarse brown coat, tufts of hair on its head, and white markings throughout.
Habitat:Rainforests, forests, woodlands
Diet:Omnivore: fruit, insects, seeds, small vertebrates, buds, shoots, roots
Reproduction:The mating system for weeper capuchins is polygamous, with several males mating with several females. Females give birth to just one offspring.
Group sizes range from 10-33 animals.
Behavior:Males disperse from their birth groups as they reach maturity.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Grooming is used by capuchins to reinforce social bonds.

Other Information

Geographic:Northern South America Date:1965-11 Subjects:Weeper capuchin
primate
monkey
Capuchin monkeys
Cebidae
Monkeys
Primates
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata