Large-headed capuchin

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Large-headed capuchin[1]
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalis
Order: Primates
Family: Cebidae
Genus: Sapajus
Species: S. macrocephalus
Binomial name
Sapajus macrocephalus
(Spix, 1823)
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Sapajus apella macrocephalus

The large-headed capuchin (Sapajus macrocephalus) is a species of robust capuchin monkey from South America. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.[2] It is regarded by some authorities as a tufted capuchin subspecies, Sapajus apella macrocephalus.[2][3]


  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. 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. (2015). "Sapajus macrocephalus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2015: e.T42696A70613732. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-1.RLTS.T42696A70613732.en. 
  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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