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ZSL London Zoo "Pale Capuchins"

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  1. sooty mangabey

    sooty mangabey Well-Known Member

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    In the 1959 Annual Report for the ZSL, a new species is listed as having arrived in the collection: the Pale Capuchin, Cebus apella pallidus.

    I canot find any conclusive confirmation of what this species is; nothing is listed by that name in the various sources to which I have referred. Does anyone have any ideas what they would have been? Many thanks, in advance.
     
  2. Tea_and_Biology

    Tea_and_Biology New Member

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    Hey! Lurker visiting daily for about six/seven years, finally making an account just to answer this...

    It's the Large-Headed Capuchin (Sapajus macrocephalus). Or rather, a subspecies thereof, found to the South of the Rio Madre de Dios and along the right bank of the Rio Inamabari.

    Source here.
     
  3. sooty mangabey

    sooty mangabey Well-Known Member

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    I'm very grateful that you did make an account to answer this question. Capuchin taxonomy is quite headache-giving. Your help is gratefully received!
     
  4. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    Always a pleasure to greet another afficionado of Camellia sinensis :) I hope that you consider sticking around; by and large, we have a very nice little community here and another viewpoint is always welcome!