Santa Marta white-fronted capuchin
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Cebidae
Genus: Cebus
C. malitiosus
Binomial name
Cebus malitiosus
(Elliot, 1909)

The Santa Marta white-fronted capuchin (Cebus malitiosus) is a species of gracile capuchin monkey from Colombia. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the Cebus albifrons or a synonym of the Colombian white-faced capuchin (C. capucinus), but Mittermeier and Rylands elevated it to a species in 2013, following previous work by Rylands, Hershkovitz, Cooper and Hernandez-Camacho.[2][3] The IUCN follows this taxonomy.[2]

The Santa Marta white-fronted capuchin range is restricted to forests near the northwest base of Sierra de Santa Marta in northern Colombia.[3] Males have a head and body about 45.7 cm (18.0 in) long and a tail about 43.3 cm (17.0 in) long.[2][3]


  1. ^ Link, A.; Boubli, J.P.; Lynch Alfaro, J.W. (2020). "Cebus malitiosus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T4084A81282214. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-3.RLTS.T4084A81282214.en. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Jack, Katherine M. (2016). Rowe, Noel; Myers, Marc (eds.). All the World's Primates. Pogonias Press. p. 290. ISBN 9781940496061.
  3. ^ a b c 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. pp. 411–412. ISBN 978-8496553897.