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Saimiri  Voigt in G. Cuvier, 1831
Taxonomic Serial No.: 180094

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Chrysothrix Kaup, 1835
    Pithesciurus Lesson, 1840
  Common Name(s): squirrel monkeys [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2021   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderPrimates Linnaeus, 1758 – homem, macaco, primata, sagui, primates, primates  
                                  SuborderHaplorrhini Pocock, 1918  
                                     InfraorderSimiiformes Haeckel, 1866  
                                        FamilyCebidae Bonaparte, 1831 – New World monkeys  
                                           SubfamilySaimiriinae Miller, 1812  
                                              GenusSaimiri Voigt in G. Cuvier, 1831 – squirrel monkeys  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Saimiri boliviensis (I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire and de Blainville, 1834) – Bolivian Squirrel Monkey, Black-capped Squirrel Monkey 
                                                 Species Saimiri cassiquiarensis (Lesson, 1840) – Humboldt's Squirrel Monkey 
                                                 Species Saimiri collinsi Osgood, 1916 – Collins' Squirrel Monkey, Collins's Squirrel Monkey 
                                                 Species Saimiri macrodon Elliot, 1907 – Ecuadorian Squirrel Monkey, Ecuadorean Squirrel Monkey 
                                                 Species Saimiri oerstedii (Reinhardt, 1872) – Central American Squirrel Monkey 
                                                 Species Saimiri sciureus (Linnaeus, 1758) – South American Squirrel Monkey, Common Squirrel Monkey, Guianan Squirrel Monkey 
                                                 Species Saimiri ustus (I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1843) – Golden-backed Squirrel Monkey, Bare-eared Squirrel Monkey 
                                                 Species Saimiri vanzolinii Ayres, 1985 – Black Squirrel Monkey, Black-headed Squirrel Monkey 

  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Saimiri    
  Expert: Colin P. Groves  
  Notes: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, The Australian National University, GPO Box 4, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia   
  Reference for: Saimiri    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Saimiri   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  Reference for: Saimiri   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Mittermeier, Rusell A., Anthony B. Rylands, and Don E. Wilson, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2013   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Handbook of the Mammals of the World. Volume 3. Primates   
  Page(s): 951   
  Publisher: Lynx Edicions   
  Publication Place: Barcelona, Spain   
  ISBN/ISSN: 9788496553897   
  Reference for: Saimiri   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Saimiri   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 1   
  Page(s): xxxv + 743   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Saimiri   

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  Comment: Comments: Placed in a separate subfamily Saimirinae by Hershkovitz (1970a) and Napier (1976); according to Groves (2001c), Chrysotrichinae Cabrera, 1900, has priority. The species fall into two groups, S. boliviensis species group (boliviensis, vanzolinii) and S. sciureus species group (sciureus, ustus, oerstedti)  



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