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The central american squirrel monkey is a small monkey with an orange back and a distinctive white and black facial mask. It has an omnivorous diet, eating fruits, other plant materials, invertebrates and some small vertebrates. In turn, it has a number of predators, including raptors, cats and snakes. It lives in large groups that typically contain between 20 and 75 monkeys. It has one of the most egalitarian social structures of all monkeys. Females do not form dominance hierarchies, and males only do so at breeding season. Females become sexually mature at 2½ years, and males at 4 to 5 years. Sexually mature females leave the natal group, but males can remain with their natal group their entire life. The Central American Squirrel Monkey can live for more than 15 years.
Adults reach a length of between 266 and 291 millimetres (10.5 and 11.5 in), excluding tail, and a weight between 600 and 950 grams (21 and 34 oz).The tail is longer than the body, and between 362 and 389 mm (14.3 and 15.3 in) in length.As with other squirrel monkeys, there is considerable sexual dimorphism. On average, males weigh 16% more than females.Males have an average body weight of 829 g (29.2 oz) and females average 695 g (24.5 oz).Squirrel monkeys have the largest brains of all primates relative to their body size; the Central American Squirrel Monkey's brain weighs about 25.7 g (0.91 oz), or about 4% of its body weight.for more pics...