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Black squirrel monkey

(Saimiri vanzolinii)

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Description

The black squirrel monkey (Saimiri vanzolinii),also known as the blackish squirrel monkey or black-headed squirrel monkey,is a small New World primate,endemic to the central Amazon in Brazil.It largely resembles the female of the far more common Bolivian squirrel monkey,though the latter lacks the black central back This squirrel monkey has one of the most restricted geographical distributions for a primate,living in várzea forest in the confluence of the Japura and Solimões rivers.Its entire range is within the Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Mammalia
Order:Primates
Family:Cebidae
Genus:Saimiri
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