Weeping Capuchin Monkey Skull


This species is a medium-sized monkey that has been kept as pets, used in circuses and exhibited in zoos for years.


Weeping Capuchin Monkey Skull measures 3.9 inches. Weeping Capuchin Monkey Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw). Made in USA. Cast of an original California Academy of Sciences. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

Weeping Capuchins Monkey, Wedge-capped Capuchin, Guianan Weeper Capuchin or Cebus olivaceus weigh approximately 3 kg. They receive their name from a black triangle of dark fur centered on their foreheads.

Generally this species is light brown to brown with yellow and gray tinges on varying parts of their bodies. Their wedge cap starts between the eyes and extends backwards to cover the top of the head. Their faces are hairless and surrounded by light brown or blond fur.

Weeping Capuchins Monkey or Cebus olivaceus are omnivorous and eat both animal and plant foods. Foraging behavior varies seasonally, as well as with age and sex. In general, these monkeys spend approximately equal amounts of time exploiting animal and plant resources.

The exception to this are infant Weeping Capuchins Monkey or Cebus olivaceus that spend far more time foraging for plants foods than animals. Most of the plant food consumed is ripe fruit, the majority of which are figs.

Cebus olivaceus animal prey is almost exclusively invertebrates. Weeping Capuchins Monkey or Cebus olivaceus prey consists of snails, wasps, caterpillars, grasshoppers, ants, birds eggs and many insects that inhabit palm crowns.

Weeping Capuchins Monkey or Cebus olivaceus are from South America. It is found in northern Brazil, Guyana, French Guiana, Suriname, Venezuela and possibly northern Colombia. The genus Cebus is divided into several different species.

Weeping Capuchins Monkey or Cebus olivaceus is known to dwell in tall, primary forest and travel over long distances during the day.

Weeping Capuchins Monkey or Cebus olivaceus have also been known to rub millipedes against their fur, especially in the rainy seasons, as a potential means of mosquito repellent.

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 3.9 in
Weeping Capuchin Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Cebidae
Genus: Cebus
Species: C. olivaceus
Binomial name: Cebus olivaceus
Conservation status: Least concern – A least concern species is a species that has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as evaluated as not being a focus of species conservation.