The black capuchin, (Sapajus nigritus), also known as the black-horned capuchin , is a capuchin monkey from the Atlantic Forest in south-eastern Brazil and far. Change in taxonomy. The species Sapajus nigritus was previously classified as Cebus nigritus or Cebus apella nigritus. Most information regarding S. nigritus. Cebus nigritus. Kingdom: Animalia. taxon_id: Phylum: Chordata. Class: Mammalia. Order: Primates. Genus: Cebus. Species: nigritus.
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Predation on the black capuchin monkey Cebus nigritus Primates: Cebidae by domestic dogs Canis lupus familiaris Carnivora: Linares I ; Guilherme L.
Black capuchin – Wikipedia
Predation on an adult male black capuchin monkey, Cebus nigritus Goldfuss, by two domestic dogs was observed in the Parque Estadual Serra do Brigadeiro, in the Atlantic Forest of southeastern Minas Gerais.
Predation occurred in an area of well preserved native forest m from the nearest forest edge.
This is the first confirmed record of predation by domestic dogs in this reserve, yet data from a study in the same area indicates that the domestic dog is the most frequently recorded mammal species, which suggests that it is common in the area.
The few published reports indicate that this problem occurs cebks other cebua units in Brazil and should, therefore, be treated with more rigor by the environmental agencies. Atlantic Forest; comensal species; conservation units.
The global impact of invasive and domestic species is considered the third greatest threat to endangered species, following habitat destruction and over-exploitation GROOM Small and medium-sized mammals were the most consumed prey, while less commonly, larger animals such as cervids and primates were also consumed.
Geoffroy, Cebidae ; and the masked titi monkey, Callicebus nigrifrons Spix, Pitheciidae. The monkey, still alive and severely hurt, died some moments later.
The specimen measured The animal was bloody and had several puncture wounds over its body. The region around the PESB has farms and small villages nearby, probably sources of the domestic dogs that enter the park.
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Similarly, the PESB is surrounded by private property and has a large perimeter-to-area ratio, being narrow in parts. Although this is the first confirmed predation of a mammal by domestic dog in PESB, other researchers have witnessed domestic dogs pursuing a collared peccary, Pecari tajacu Linnaeus, Tayassuidaein the northern part of this park Leandro S. The dog was recorded in all samples collected bimonthly spanning cehus months and in all transects.
Hence, it is clear that the domestic dog is very common and widely distributed in the park.
There, the domestic dog was recorded mostly during daytime Thus, dogs may be important predators for both diurnal and nocturnal animals. A possible predation of C. Thus, these reports together indicate that the impact of domestic dogs on the native fauna of Brazil is already serious enough to suggest that increased control must be adopted. Measures should include capture and removal of dogs and should be adopted both within conservation units and in their buffer zones.
Mechanisms must be found or enacted that will allow the application of fines to dog owners that permit that their dogs enter conservation units. This latter strategy should be part of an action plan that will also include education to improve environmental awareness of the Brazilian population in general and those living near conservation units in particular.
Only with a well orchestrated effort of a diverse range of actions will this problem eventually be eliminated or its impact significantly reduced in the long term. Neves and Claudiney da Costa for information on the capuchin monkey preyed on by dogs. Portugal kindly provided the geographic coordinates of the predation event.
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