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Black-capped squirrel monkey

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.

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


  • 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. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ Wallace, R.B.; Cornejo, F. & Rylands, A.B. (2008). "Saimiri boliviensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T41536A10494082. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T41536A10494082.en. Retrieved 25 December 2017.

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