Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54541

Scientific Classification

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

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:30-38 cm
Weight:2.3 kg
Identification:The white-fronted capuchin has a small body with extremely long limbs. Its coat color includes various shades of brown. There is white encircling the facial region and on the upper forearms. The cap tends to be dark brown.
Habitat:Forest canopies
Diet:Omnivore: nuts, insects, flowers, birds, eggs
Reproduction:Although these capuchins are polygamous breeders, both parents will take turns carrying their single offspring.
Mixed groups usually contain 30 members. There is usually only one adult male per group and at times there are several subadult male satellites.
Behavior:Males disperse from their mother's group and are highly territorial.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Capuchins are preferred for street performing because they are well behaved if caught young. They quickly learn to dance to the music and can skip among the crowd and beg for money.

Other Information

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