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White-Fronted Capuchin, Colombia (USNM 281609)
New world monkeys are primates and are more closely related to humans, apes and old world monkeys than any other living nonhuman primate group. The Smithsonian Institution’s Division of Mammals (http://vertebrates.si.edu/mammals/) houses many new world monkeys in its scientific collections.
This specimen, USNM 281609 (http://collections.mnh.si.edu/search/mammals/?irn=7297186) is a female white-fronted capuchin (Cebus albifrons versicolor) from Colombia. This individual was collected in 1942 by P. Hershkovitz near El Orinoco, Rio Cesar of Valledupar District. This specimen had a total length of 831 mm, a tail length of 467 mm, a hind tarsus length of 121 mm and an ear notch length of 36 mm.
This is a CT scan of the cranium of USNM 281609. These three-dimensional scans are made publicly available through the generous support of the Smithsonian 2.0 Fund, provided from the annual gifts of the Smithsonian National Board to the Secretary to use at his discretion (http://smithsonian20.si.edu/fund.html), and the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund.