Cebus albifrons ssp. aequatorialis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Cebus albifrons ssp. aequatorialis
Species Authority: J. A. Allen, 1914
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Ecuadorian White-fronted Capuchin, Ecuadorian Capuchin
Spanish Machín Blanco De Occidente, Mono Capuchino

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A2cd ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Cornejo, F. & de la Torre, S.
Reviewer(s): Mittermeier, R.A. & Rylands, A.B. (Primate Red List Authority)
This subspecies is listed as Critically Endangered inferred from a serious reduction (>80%) in the forested habitat available over the past 3 generations (48 years). Populations remain in less than 10 protected areas (PN Cerros de Amotape, RN de Tumbes, RE Cotacachi-Cayapas, R. Manglares Churute, R. Mache Chindul, PN Machalilla and small private reserves in the northern western slopes of the Andes) across its range.

Where the subspecies persists it is persecuted as a crop pest by farmers. In other areas they are hunted for bushmeat and for the pet trade.
2003 Near Threatened (IUCN 2003)
2003 Near Threatened
2000 Data Deficient
1996 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Ecuador (Ecuador (mainland)); Peru
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Cornejo, F. & de la Torre, S. 2008. Cebus albifrons ssp. aequatorialis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 March 2015.
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