Saimiri oerstedii (Linnaeus, 1758)

Beal, Maxwell R. W., Matzinger, Parker J., Saborío-R., Guido, Noguera Bristan, Jonathan & Olson, Erik R., 2020, Survey of medium-sized and large mammals of Piedras Blancas National Park, Costa Rica, Check List 16 (4), pp. 939-950: 947

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.4.939

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/5B089B20-D77D-BD67-FCDD-FED81F1CFD3B

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Saimiri oerstedii (Linnaeus, 1758)
status

 

Saimiri oerstedii (Linnaeus, 1758)  

Materials Examined. COSTA RICA • 1 adult; Puntar- enas Province ; Piedras Blancas National Park; 08.708, −083.185; first recorded on 29 May 2018; MRW Beal observation GoogleMaps   .

Identification. The Central American Squirrel Monkey is a small primate easily distinguished from other primate species by its black cap, white face, and orangebrown fur. It does not have a prehensile tail and will often travel in groups of between 20 and 70 individuals ( Wainwright and Arias 2007). This species is not easily confused with other primate species in the region.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Primates

Family

Cebidae

Genus

Saimiri