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Callicebus purinus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA PRIMATES PITHECIIDAE

Scientific Name: Callicebus purinus
Species Authority: Thomas, 1927
Common Name(s):
English Widow Monkey
Spanish Zogue-zogue
Taxonomic Notes: Kobayashi and Langguth (1999) and van Roosmalen et al. (2002) recognize five species groups – cupreus, donacophilus, moloch, personatus and torquatus. According to van Roosmalen et al. (2002), the C. torquatus group contains C. torquatus, C. lugens, C. lucifer, C. purinus, C. regulus and C. medemi.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Veiga, L.M.
Reviewer(s): Mittermeier, R.A. & Rylands, A.B. (Primate Red List Authority)
Justification:
This species is listed as Least Concern due to its relatively large range, and because there is no evidence that it is undergoing a decline that would warrant listing in a threatened category.
History:
2003 Least Concern (IUCN 2003)
2003 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the state of Amazonas, Brazil, south of the Rio Solimões between the Rios Purús and Juruá, south as far as the Rio Tapauá or even the Rio Pauiní (if the species reported to occur in between the Rios Tapauá and Pauiní does not represent a new form).
Countries:
Native:
Brazil
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Population [top]

Population: It has been recorded at population densities of 0.4 individuals/km² in terra firme forests and 1.8/km² in Igapó (Haugaasen and Peres 2005).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: An inhabitant of terra firme rainforest, but also seen in igapó (seasonally flooded forest) in Lago Uauaçú (Haugaasen and Peres 2005). Average group size at Lago Uauaçú was 3.3-3.5 individuals.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats to this species at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Present in the Maratu and Tatutu Amerindian Reserves. It is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Veiga, L.M. 2008. Callicebus purinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 September 2014.
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