Cebus aequatorialis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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

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
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 aequatorialis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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