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Evolution of Capuchin Monkeys

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Amanda Payne

on 28 May 2013

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By: Amanda Payne Capuchin Monkeys Description They live in the mid-canopy section of the Amazon rainforest, in Central and south America.
They eat Ripe fruits, leaves, insects, seeds, and small back boned animals.
Most of the monkeys are black, brown or whitish depending upon what species they are. They can reach up to 30-56 cm.
They weigh between 2.5-4 kilograms.
The monkeys life span is from 35 years to 45 years. Relatives to my animal The Robust Capuchin is related to the Genus Sapajus.
Some of the monkeys are Large headed Capuchin, Blonde Capuchin, Black-capped, Black Striped Capuchin.
The Gracile Capuchin is related to the the Genus Cebus.
Some of the monkeys are White fronted Capuchin, Ecuadorian Capuchin, Wedge-capped Capuchin.
There most common relative is the squirrel monkey which was found 13 million years ago. Gracile and Robust Capuchins were founded about 6.2 million years ago.
Which is approximately the same time as Humans and chimpanzees.
The scientist think they are now two different species because of the Amazon river.
The Gracile ran to the first and the Robust fled to the south. The age of your animal. How humans use the animal Capuchin monkeys are service monkeys.
They help people rehab, such like assistance dogs.
They help by microwaving food, washing the person and opening bottles. Evidence for existence Different paleontologist have found many different fossils of the Capuchin monkeys over in the Amazon.
They have also been able to use DNA to see different kinds of monkeys. Bibliography " National Geographic. National Geographic Society, n.d. Web. 17 May 2013.

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"White-Faced Capuchin Monkey." White-Faced Capuchin Monkey. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 May 2013.
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