Black squirrel monkey

Black squirrel monkey

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Saimiri vanzolinii
WEIGHT
0.68-1.13 kg
LENGTH
31.75 cm

The black squirrel monkey, 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. It resides in the reserve with two other Saimiri species. It is a social primate that travels with other black squirrel monkeys in large troops within its habitat. Its small size makes it an easy target for its predators; however, it may resist predators when it travels in large troops. Its species overall has positive effects on the economy.

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Di

Diurnal

Om

Omnivore

Ar

Arboreal

Sc

Scansorial

Te

Terrestrial

Vi

Viviparous

Po

Polygynandry

Po

Polygamy

Do

Dominance hierarchy

So

Social

No

Not a migrant

B

starts with

Distribution

Geography

Continents
Countries
Regions
Biogeographical realms

Black squirrel monkey habitat map

Climate zones

Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior

Diet and Nutrition

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR
PREGNANCY DURATION
140 to 170 days
BABY CARRYING
1
INDEPENDENT AGE
1 years

References

1. Black squirrel monkey Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_squirrel_monkey
2. Black squirrel monkey on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/19839/9023022

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