IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)


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Range Description

Sapajus robustus occurs from the Rio Jequitinhonha in southern Bahia and northern Minas Gerais, south through Esprito Santo to the Rio Doce (Rylands et al. 1988; Oliver and Santos 1991). The western-most locality is in the state of Minas Gerais is given by Pinto (1941), who collected specimens from the headwaters of the Rio Pissaro, in a mountainous region north of the Rio Piracicaba, not far from the town of Presidente Vargas. It is possible that the Serra do Espinhao of Minas Gerais, running north-south and defining the transition from the Atlantic forest to bush savanna (cerrado) in the west, marks the western limits of the distribution of this form. Martins (2005) surveyed the entire range of Sapajus robustus and identified the following range limits: North-east Rio Jequitinhonha river in Bahia and Minas Gerais; North-west and west Rio Jequitinhonha in Minas Gerais; South-west Rio Suau Grande and the Serra do Espinhao; South-east Rio Doce in Minas Gerais and Esprito Santo. Martins (2005) identified an area of intergradation with Sapajus nigritus the rios Santo Antnio and Suau Grande.


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