genus Saimiri


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Noun1.genus Saimiri - squirrel monkeysgenus Saimiri - squirrel monkeys      
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
Cebidae, family Cebidae - all the New World monkeys except marmosets and tamarins
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Taxonomy of the squirrel monkey genus Saimiri (Cebidae, Platyrrhini): a preliminary report with description of a hitherto unnamed form.
Scientists place all squirrel monkeys in the genus Saimiri but have long debated how many species of these diminutive primates exist.
Species and subspecies of squirrel monkeys have been assigned to the genus Saimiri however these classifications have been based on minor differences in coat coloration and are not clearly related to specific geographic regions.