Animals of EARJ
Plants of EARJ
Distribution of the Tufted Capuchin Monkey through South America
The Tufted Capuchin monkey, scientific name Cebus apella , is a mammal and a primate that can be found in the Atlantic forest biome, which is also known as a lowland equatorial evergreen rainforest. This biome characterizes itself with its moist climate and warm weather. It can only be found in the tropical forests of South America, such as the Amazon Rainforest and the Antlantic Rainforest.
The tufted capuchin monkey needs sunlight in order to hunt, so it lives during day (diurnal). It lives in the tops of the trees and in groups that range from two to twenty members. A group usually has a male, and the other group members that are closed to him have privilege when there is only a bit of food. Moreover, the male has preference when he wants a female of the group. They do not have a specific area to live, so they usually encounter other groups.