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Sapajus is a genus of New World Monkeys that is part of the Cebidae family and contains on Capuchin monkeys. Formerlu, until 2011, all 9 species of the Capuchin family were part of the single Cebus genus, but have since been split between the “gracile” Capuchins in the genus Cebus and the “robust” Capuchins in the genus Sapajus. There are 5 different species of Capuchin monkeys that are part of the Sapajus genus currently.

Black-Striped Capuchin

Black-Striped Capuchin

The Black-Striped Capuchin (Sapajus Libidinosus), also known as the Bearded Capuchin, is a New World Monkey in the Cebidae family of monkeys and is found in areas of Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Argentina. Like some other types of Capuchins in South America, the Black-Striped Capuchin has been observed using stones as anvils and hammers to […]

Golden-Bellied Capuchin

Golden-Bellied Capuchin

The Golden-Bellied Capuchin (Sapajus Xanthosternos), also known as the Yellow-Breasted Capuchin or Buffy-Headed Capuchin, is a New World Monkey in the Cebidae family of monkeys and is found the Atlantic forest regions of south-eastern Bahia and Brazil. Commonly described as having a distinctive yellowish-red chest, belly, and upper arms, these color traits are what give the Golden-Bellied…

Black Capuchin

Black Capuchin

The Black Capuchin (Sapajus Nigritus), also known as the Black-Horned Capuchin, is a New World Monkey in the Cebidae family of monkeys and is found in the Atlantic Forest in southeastern Brazil and northeastern Argentina. Originally included as a subspecies of the Tufted Capuchin, the Black Capuchin only recently achieved species status. This delay was mainly due to the physical similarities…

Tufted Capuchin

Tufted Capuchin

The Tufted Capuchin (Sapajus Apella), also known as the Brown Capuchin, Black-Capped Capuchin, or Pin Monkey, is a New World Monkey in the Cebidae family of monkeys and is found in the northern rainforests of Guyana, Venezuela, and Brazil. The Tufted Capuchin is stronger and more durably built than other Capuchins; with brownish gray fur and black hands and feet. They are notable for the tuft of…

Blond Capuchin

Blond Capuchin

The Blond Capuchin (Sapajus Flavius) is a New World Monkey in the Cebidae family of monkeys and is found in northeastern Brazil. The Blond Capuchin was thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered in 2006, with an estimated population of approximately 180 individuals at that time. The Blond Capuchin remains listed as critically endangered […]