Cebus versicolor


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Cebus versicolor
Species Authority: Pucheran, 1845
Common Name(s):
English Varied White-fronted Capuchin, Varied Capuchin
Cebus albifrons subspecies adustus Hershkowitz, 1949
Cebus albifrons subspecies leucocephalus Gray, 1865
Cebus albifrons subspecies versicolor Pucheran, 1845

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A2cd ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): de la Torre, S., Morales, A. L., Link, A., Palacios, E. & Stevenson, P.
Reviewer(s): Mittermeier, R.A. & Rylands, A.B. (Primate Red List Authority)
This subspecies is listed as Endangered due to an ongoing decline in the population estimated to be greater that 50% over the past 3 generations (48 years). The species is threatened by deforestation, persecution from farmers where it is considered a crop pest, capture for the pet trade, and in some areas by excessive hunting.
2000 Data Deficient
2000 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Colombia (Colombia (mainland))
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: de la Torre, S., Morales, A. L., Link, A., Palacios, E. & Stevenson, P. 2008. Cebus versicolor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 05 September 2015.
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