|Scientific Name:||Cebus aequatorialis|
|Species Authority:||J. A. Allen, 1914|
Cebus albifrons subspecies aequatorialis J. A. Allen, 1914
|Taxonomic Notes:||Molecular genetic analyses by Lynch Alfaro et al. (2010) and Boubli et al. (2012) indicated that Cebus albifrons aequatorialis classified as a subspecies by Hershkovitz (1949), should be considered a distinct species.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered A2cd ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Cornejo, F. & de la Torre, S.|
|Reviewer(s):||Mittermeier, R.A. & Rylands, A.B.|
This species 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 species persists it is persecuted as a crop pest by farmers. In other areas they are hunted for bushmeat and for the pet trade.
|Previously published Red List assessments:||
Native:Ecuador (Ecuador (mainland)); Peru
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|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Citation:||Cornejo, F. & de la Torre, S. 2015. Cebus aequatorialis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T4081A81232052. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015.RLTS.T4081A81232052.en . Downloaded on 08 October 2015.|
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