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SPECIES Cebus apella

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 28.
Common Name:Tufted Capuchin
Type Locality:French Guiana.
Distribution:N and W South America, from Guyana, Venezuela (south from the Ro Orinoco delta) and Colombia south across the Amazon in Brazil to about 5S in the east and to the headwaters of the upper tributaries in the west, nearly to 10S.
Status:CITES Appendix II; IUCN Critically Endangered as C. a. margaritae, otherwise Least Concern (including listing as C. macrocephalus).
Comments:C. apella species group. Mittermeier et al. (1988:13-75) suggested that C. xanthosternos is a distinct species; followed by Groves (2001c), who also separated C. libidinosus and C. nigritus as distinct species.
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SUBSPECIES apella

SUBSPECIES fatuellus

SUBSPECIES macrocephalus

SUBSPECIES margaritae

SUBSPECIES peruanus

SUBSPECIES tocantinus

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