Ecuadorian capuchin
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Cebidae
Genus: Cebus
C. aequatorialis
Binomial name
Cebus aequatorialis

The Ecuadorian capuchin (Cebus aequatorialis), or Ecuadorian white-fronted capuchin is a species of gracile capuchin monkey of the family Cebidae. It was formerly classified as a subspecies of the white-fronted capuchin.[2] Mittermeier and Rylands elevated it to a separate species in 2013.[3][4] It lives in tropical forests in Ecuador and Peru. It is listed has critically endangered.[1] There are just about 300 individuals living in wild.


  1. ^ a b Moscoso, P.; de la Torre, S.; Cornejo, F.M.; Mittermeier, R.A.; Lynch, J.W.; Heymann, E.W. (2021). "Cebus aequatorialis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2021: e.T4081A191702052. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-1.RLTS.T4081A191702052.en. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  2. ^ "White-fronted capuchin (Cebus albifrons)". ARKive. Archived from the original on 2009-12-16. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  3. ^ Mittermeier, Russell A.; Rylands, Anthony B. (2013). Mittermeier, Russell A.; Rylands, Anthony B.; Wilson, Don E. (eds.). Handbook of the Mammals of the World: Volume 3, Primates. Lynx. p. 412. ISBN 978-8496553897.
  4. ^ Jack, Katherine M. (2016). Rowe, Noel; Myers, Marc (eds.). All the World's Primates. Pogonias Press. p. 281. ISBN 9781940496061.