Cebidae

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Cebidae
White-headed Capuchin
White-headed Capuchin
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Primates
Suborder:Haplorrhini
Family:Cebidae
Bonaparte, 1831
Genera

Callithrix
Leontopithecus
Saguinus
Callimico
Cebus
Saimiri

The Cebidae form one of the four familes of New World monkeys now recognised. It includes the marmosets, tamarins, capuchin monkeys and squirrel monkeys.

Classification

Previously, New World monkeys were divided between the Callitrichidae and this family, but modern classifications place the genera from Callitrichidae as a subfamily in Cebidae (named Callitrichinae), while moving other genera into the other families. As it is most widely recognised today, Cebidae includes six genera organised into three subfamilies, though one of these genera is currently purely formal in that it contains only a single species.

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