Brown Weeper Capuchin

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Cebidae Cebus Cebus brunneus
Brown Capuchin
IUCN Status: Endangered
  • Common Name: Brown Capuchin
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 1914
  • Monkey Size: 42 to 42 cm (17 to 17 in)
  • Skin Color(s): Brown
  • Habitat: Rainorest
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Native Countries: Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago

Brown Capuchin Distribution

Brown Weeper Capuchin Characteristics

Brown Weeper Capuchin

The brown weeper capuchin[1], or Venezuelan brown capuchin, is a species of graceful capuchin monkey native to Venezuela.

  • However, some sources suggest it is also found in Trinidad. These capuchins have dense brown fur, a dark forehead wedge, and a paler face, chin, and cheeks.
  • Their heads and bodies measure approximately 42 centimeters (17 in) with a 44 cm (17 inches) tail.
  • The various white-fronted capuchins are challenging to tell apart and seem to mix even when different taxa are found, along with other Cebus taxa recognized as distinct.
  • Brown weeper capuchins may be conspecific with white-faced capuchins, which sometimes cannot be reliably physically distinguished from them.

Brown Weeper Capuchin Facts

Brown Weeper Capuchin

  • Unlike spider monkeys, brown weeper capuchin monkeys can’t hang by their tails because they cannot support their body weight.
  • They have been observed using leaves as cups to drink water from hollows in trees.
  • Contact calls (such as “arrh“) are used by lost individuals to locate their group and by females to signal that the group should move in a different direction.
  • Brown weeper capuchins are polygamous and reach sexual maturity between 4 and 5 years. They can reproduce throughout the year.
  • Female capuchin monkeys are the primary caregivers. The male may spend time foraging for the female but little or nothing on parental care.

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Key References
  • [1]“Brown weeper capuchin-Encyclopedia of Life”. Accessed December 11, 2022. Link.

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