Black Capped Squirrel Monkey Skull Replica measures 2.5 inches. Black Capped Squirrel Monkey Skull is museum quality polyurethane resin cast. 2-part male skull (separate cranium & jaw). Made in USA. Species S. boliviensis. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

Black Capped Squirrel Monkeys are New World monkeys of the genus Saimiri. Saimiri is the only genus in the subfamily Saimirinae.

The Black Capped Squirrel Monkey lives in the tropical forests of Central and South America in the canopy layer. The Squirrel Monkey is commonly captured for the pet trade and for medical research, but it is not threatened.

Their fur is colored black at the shoulders and yellowish orange on its back and extremities. The coat of the monkey is short, soft and dense, and the majority of the fur covering the back of the monkey is a grey to olive-brown hue, while the undersides are typically white, yellow or ochre.

The head is characteristically black with white arches over the eyes. The tail is the same color as the body with a black tufted tip and is not prehensile; it usually measures around 350 to 425mm.

Their black-and-white face gives them the name “death’s head monkey” in several Germanic languages (e.g., German Totenkopfaffen, Swedish dödskalleapor, Dutch doodshoofdaapjes) and Slovenian (smrtoglavka).

Black Capped Squirrel Monkey grow from 9.8 to 13.8 in. long, plus a 14 to 17 in. tail. Male Squirrel Monkeys weigh 26 to 39 oz. Females weigh 18 to 26 oz. Both males and females are equipped with long and hairy tails, flat nails, and pointed claws.

Black Capped Squirrel Monkeys are diurnal and arboreal. Unlike other New World monkeys, their tail is not used for climbing but as a kind of “balancing pole” and also as a tool. Their movements in the branches can be very rapid.

They live together in multi-male/multi-female groups with up to 500 members. These large groups, however, can occasionally break into smaller troupes.

The groups have a number of vocal calls, including warning sounds to protect the group from large falcons, which are a natural threat.

Their small body size also makes them susceptible to predators such as snakes and felids.

For marking territory, Squirrel Monkeys rub their tail and their skin with their own urine.

The Squirrel Monkey is omnivores, eating primarily fruits and insects. Occasionally, they also eat seeds, leaves, flowers, buds, nuts, and eggs.