Cebus malitiosus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Cebus malitiosus
Species Authority: Elliot, 1909
Common Name(s):
English Santa Marta White-fronted Capuchin
Cebus albifrons subspecies malitiosus Elliot, 1909

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv) 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 a reduced geographic range (approximately ~3,000 km²) and continuing decline resulting from deforestation and coastal development. Within the remaining extent of occurrence (EOO), the area of occupancy (AOO) is only several hundred square kilometers along the northern flanks of the Santa Marta Mountains - restricting them to a small and fragmented area. However, very little is known of the current status, and although the subspecies is considered threatened, further research is necessary to quantify the distribution and condition of the remaining subpopulations.
2003 Near Threatened
2000 Data Deficient
1996 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 malitiosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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