What is another word for saimiri?

3 synonyms found


[ se͡ɪmˈi͡əɹi], [ se‍ɪmˈi‍əɹi], [ s_eɪ_m_ˈiə_ɹ_i]

Saimiri is a scientific name given to a genus of primates commonly known as squirrel monkeys. These small, agile monkeys mostly inhabit the tropical rainforests of Central and South America. Some of the synonyms for saimiri include the Bolivian squirrel monkey, Ecuadorian squirrel monkey, and Peruvian squirrel monkey. Saimiri also has a few other scientific names such as Callithrix sciureus and Pithecia niveiventris. These intelligent and social primates are known for their distinctive features such as large eyes, long tails, and pointed ears. They are also popular subjects of research in neuroscience, cognition, and psychology, thanks to their remarkable cognitive abilities.

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The saimiri is a critically endangered fish endemic to the Ishikawa Prefecture in Japan. The species is only found in two streams, Yamanashi and Ibaraki, that flow through wooded mountainous areas. The saimiri was once abundant in these streams, however, overfishing and habitat destruction caused its population to decline by 87% between 1991 and 2005. In 2013, the population of saimiri was estimated to be around 100 individuals.

The saimiri is a small fish, only reaching a length of 18 centimeters, and has a long snout and slender body.

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