Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54540

Scientific Classification

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

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:32-56 cm
Weight:2.5-3.9 kg
Identification:The brown capuchin has coarse fur in various shades of brown. Its belly is pale in comparison, and it has black extremities. Its facial pattern is variable.
Habitat:Subtropical and tropical forests
Diet:Herbivore: vegetation, fruit, nuts
Reproduction:Capuchins have a polygamous mating system. Females give birth to a single offspring each time they breed.
Groups contain 3-15 animals and are organized using a matrilineal dominance hierarchy.
Behavior:Grooming is used to maintain social bonds within a group.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Brown capuchins have very specific social structures within their group; because they are known to be quite aggressive towards each other, they have started eating less similar foods where they coexist to reduce competition.

Other Information

Geographic:Eastern South America Date:1965-10 Subjects:primate
Brown capuchin
Black-capped capuchin
monkey
Cebus apella
Capuchin monkeys
Cebidae
Monkeys
Primates
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/54540