genus Cebus


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Noun1.genus Cebus - type genus of the Cebidaegenus Cebus - type genus of the Cebidae    
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
Cebidae, family Cebidae - all the New World monkeys except marmosets and tamarins
Cebus capucinus, capuchin, ringtail - monkey of Central America and South America having thick hair on the head that resembles a monk's cowl
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In the only comprehensive taxonomic revision of the genus Cebus (currently divided into the genera Sapajus and Cebus), Hershkovitz (1949) considered that the Cebus aequatorialis of Allen (1914) actually represents a subspecies of Cebus albifrons, considered as C.
The genus Cebus currently has eight species, which were previously considered subspecies.
Both types are observed within the genus Cebus. In Cebus capucinus, females mate with several males in the group, and social groups are periodically invaded (every three to four years, on average; Fedigan, 2003) by two or three adult males that usually evict former resident males and may fatally wound dependent infants (Fedigan, 2003; Fedigan and Jack, 2004).