White-fronted capuchin (Cebus albifrons)
|Also known as:||Shock-headed capuchin|
- The white-fronted capuchin is an arboreal, forest dwelling species which feeds mainly on fruit and insects.
- White-fronted capuchins live in groups averaging around 19 or 20 individuals.
- Male white-fronted capuchins are dominant over females, and it has been observed that an alpha male appears to lead the group.
- Numerous subspecies of the white-fronted capuchin have been described, although there is some debate regarding the exact number.
Classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix I of CITES (2). Subspecies: Ecuadorian white-fronted capuchin, Cebus albifrons aequatorialis, and the Trinidad white-fronted capuchin, C. a. trinitatis, are listed as Critically Endangered (CR), the Río Cesar white-fronted capuchin, C. a. cesarae, is listed as Data Deficient (DD), the shock-headed capuchin, C. a. cuscinus, is listed as Near Threatened (NT), the Santa Marta white-fronted capuchin, C. a. malitiosus, and the varied white-fronted capuchin, C. a. versicolor, are listed as Endangered (EN) and the white-fronted capuchin, C. a. albifrons, is listed as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).
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- Subspecies: 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.