Varied white-fronted capuchin
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Cebidae
Genus: Cebus
C. versicolor
Binomial name
Cebus versicolor
(Pucheran, 1845)

The varied white-fronted capuchin (Cebus versicolor) is a species of gracile capuchin monkey from Colombia. It had been classified as a subspecies of the white-fronted capuchin (C. albifrons)[2] Genetic analysis by Jean Boubli in 2012 revealed it to be a separate species.[3][4] Some authors regard the Río Cesar white-fronted capuchin to be a subspecies of the varied white-fronted capuchin.[4]

The varied white-fronted capuchin lives in lowland moist forest and in palm swamps in the Río Magdalena Valley of northern Colombia.[2] It has reddish fur on its back, forearms and the front of its legs, contrasting with lighter fur overall.[4] It has a dark brown crown on its head contrasting with light fur on the temples, forehead, chin, throat and on the sides of its face and neck.[4] It has a head and body length between 45 and 50.5 cm (17.7 and 19.9 in) with a tail length of between 42 and 45.5 mm (1.65 and 1.79 in).[2]


  1. ^ Link, A.; Boubli, J.P.; Lynch Alfaro, J.W. (2021). "Cebus versicolor". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2021: e.T39952A81282279. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-1.RLTS.T39952A81282279.en. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  2. ^ 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. p. 411. ISBN 978-8496553897.
  3. ^ Boubli, Jean P.; et al. (2012). "Cebus Phylogenetic Relationships: A Preliminary Reassessment of the Diversity of the Untufted Capuchin Monkeys" (PDF). American Journal of Primatology. 74 (4): 1–13. doi:10.1002/ajp.21998. PMID 22311697. S2CID 12171529. Retrieved 2018-12-30.
  4. ^ a b c d Jack, Katherine M. (2016). Rowe, Noel; Myers, Marc (eds.). All the World's Primates. Pogonias Press. p. 293. ISBN 9781940496061.