Azaras's capuchin

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Azaras's capuchin or hooded capuchin (Sapajus cay) is a species of robust capuchin. It occurs in eastern Paraguay, southeastern Bolivia, northern Argentina, and Brazil, at Mato Grosso do Sul and Mato Grosso states, in Pantanal.Its habitat consists of subtropical, humid, semi-deciduous, gallery forests and forested regions of the pantanals. Formerly, it was considered a subspecies of black-striped capuchin, according to Groves (2005) with the name Cebus libidinosus paraguayanus, but Silva Jr. (2001) considered it a separated species. They are considered as frugivores-insectivores which means that their diet mainly consists of a variety of fruits, seeds, arthropods, frogs, small mammals, etc. [1][2]

Azaras's capuchin[1]
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Azaras's capuchin in the Pantanal, Brazil
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Cebidae
Genus: Sapajus
S. cay
Binomial name
Sapajus cay
(Illiger, 1815)[2]
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Cebus libidinosus paraguayanus Fischer, 1829 [4]
Cebus azarae Rengger, 1830 [4]


  1. ^ a b 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. 74 (4): 1–14. doi:10.1002/ajp.22007. PMID 22328205.
  2. ^ a b c Wallace, R.B. (2015). "Sapajus cay". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2015: e.T136366A70612036. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-1.RLTS.T136366A70612036.en.
  3. ^ Rímoli, J., Ludwig, G., Lynch Alfaro, J., Melo, F., Mollinedo, J. & dos Santos, M. 2018. Sapajus cay. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T136366A70612310.
  4. ^ a b Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) for Sapajus cay (Illiger, 1815)