Black-capped squirrel monkey

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Black-capped squirrel monkey[1]
Black-capped Squirrel Monkeys in tree.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cebidae
Genus: Saimiri
Species: S. boliviensis
Binomial name
Saimiri boliviensis
(I. Geoffroy and Blainville, 1834)
Saimiri boliviensis distribution.svg
Geographic range
(video) A black-capped squirrel monkey pulls itself along a rope at a zoo in Japan.

The black-capped squirrel monkey (Saimiri boliviensis) is a South American squirrel monkey, found in Bolivia, Brazil and Peru. This South American monkey can be found in numerous zoos (with over 80 zoos keeping them in Europe alone, the majority of them being of the Bolivian subspecies) around the world, including the Ellen Trout Zoo, London Zoo, Apenheul Primate Park, Copenhagen Zoo and Auckland Zoo.


  • Bolivian squirrel monkey, Saimiri boliviensis boliviensis
  • Peruvian squirrel monkey, Saimiri boliviensis peruviensis


  1. ^ Groves, C.P. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 138. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ Wallace, R. B.; Cornejo, F. & Rylands, A. B. (2008). "Saimiri boliviensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 

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