Large-headed capuchin

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Large-headed capuchin[1]
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalis
Order: Primates
Family: Cebidae
Genus: Sapajus
Species: S. apella
Subspecies: S. a. macrocephalus
Trinomial name
Sapajus apella macrocephalus
(Spix, 1823)
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The large-headed capuchin (Sapajus apella macrocephalus) is a subspecies of the tufted capuchin from South America. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.[2] It is regarded by some authorities as a separate species, Sapajus macrocephalus.[2][3]


  1. ^ Groves, C. P. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ a b c Rylands, A. B., Boubli, J.-P., Mittermeier, R. A., Stevenson, P., Palacios, E. & de la Torre, S. (2008). Cebus macrocephalus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2 January 2009.
  3. ^ Lynch Alfaro, J.W.; Silva, J.S. & Rylands, A.B. (2012). "How Different Are Robust and Gracile Capuchin Monkeys? An Argument for the Use of Sapajus and Cebus". American Journal of Primatology: 1–14. doi:10.1002/ajp.222007. 

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