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South American squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus)
- The South American squirrel monkey is a small primate found in South America.
- Until recently there were only two species of squirrel monkey, but the genus has been reclassified into five species.
South American squirrel monkey fact file
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South American squirrel monkey description
Information on the South American squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus) is being researched and written and will appear here shortly.Top
South American squirrel monkey status
Subspecies: Saimiri sciureus albigena is classified as Near Threatened (NT), and S. s. cassiquiarensis, S. s. macrodon and S. s. sciureus are classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).Top
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- A population usually restricted to a geographical area that differs from other populations of the same species, but not to the extent of being classified as a separate species.
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