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Saimiri sciureus Linnaeus 1758 (common squirrel monkey)

Osteichthyes - Primates - Cebidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 232446

Alternative combinations: Callithrix sciureus, Simia sciurea

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Saimiri according to J. A. Allen 1916

Sister taxa: Saimiri ustus, Simia morta, Neosaimiri annectens, Neosaimiri fieldsi

Subtaxa: Saimiri sciureus macrodon

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 88.4, humerus length 71.1, radius length 66.0, scapula 33.0 x 27.9, skull 52.0 x 39.3, tibia length 83.8, ulna length 76.2

Estimated body mass: 2.09 kg based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length