Cebidae

Class Mammalia Order Primates Family Cebidae Subfamily Cebinae

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Squirrel monkeys have slender bodies while capuchins are more robust and have prehensile tails; both genera have rounded heads with flat faces and short muzzles; some capuchins have tufts of fur on their heads; all are arboreal and move quadrupedally

Size

Squirrel monkey body weight, 1.2-2.75 lb (0.55-1.25 kg); Capuchin body weight, 2.4-7.3 lb (1.1-3.3 kg)

Number of genera, species

2 genera; 12 species

Habitat

Forest-living, occurring in a range of forest types from dry forest to dense evergreen tropical rainforest

Conservation status

Critically Endangered: 1 species, 2 subspecies; Endangered: 2 subspecies; Vulnerable: 1 species

Distribution

Both genera are widely distributed over parts of Central and South America, with some species being isolated in very small populations in certain countries

Distribution

Both genera are widely distributed over parts of Central and South America, with some species being isolated in very small populations in certain countries

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