Order : Primates
Family : Cebidae
Subfamily : Cebinae
Genus : Saimiri
Animals in the genus Saimiri
|Central American squirrel monkey|
|Bolivian squirrel monkey|
|South American squirrel monkey|
Facts about the genus Saimiri, the squirrel monkeys
"Squirrel monkeys are the carrier of the herpes Saimiri virus,
(references)Non-English Usage: "Saimiri" is also a word in the following language with the English translation in parentheses.
5", non-prehensile Lifespan: 15 to 25 years in captivity Squirrel Monkeys are slender bodied and their face is covered with white hairs with a dark or black muzzle.
Ã’The mothers are very protective of their young, and caring for the young squirrel monkeys is a community affairÃ“ (Wilderness Classroom.
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Costa Rica's squirrel monkeys are adorable, charismatic, sexy and critically endangered Squirrel monkeys are becoming an important symbol for wildlife in Costa Rica.
Herpesvirus saimiri is an oncogenic virus causing rapid T-cell lymphomas in New World primates and rabbits.
mobiliensis has been of considerable scientific interest, the pathogenicity of this organism in squirrel monkeys is controversial.
Reproduction Breeding intervalThe birth rate in the genus Saimiri is about one birth per year
saimiri is a DNA virus with a large genome encoding 75 open reading frames.
Selectable recombinant herpesvirus saimiri is capable of persisting in a human T-cell line.
Squirrel monkeys are endangered because their natural habitat (South American rainforest) is shrinking everyday.
Squirrel monkeys are noisy, energetic little monkeys that live in large troops with as many as 300 members.
The mean body weight of adult squirrel monkeys is less than 1 kg compared with female rhesus monkeys, which usually weigh 4 to 5 kg.
The monkey herpes virus, herpesvirus saimiri is a gamma-herpesvirus which causes lymphomas and leukemias in some monkeys.
The normal blood glucose concentration for adult Saimiri is 80 -+ 28 mg/dL (Loeb and Quimby 1989).
Saimiri is largely frugivorous, but forages for insects when on the ground (Fleagle, 1999). (Full text)
Remarkably, the brain mass to body mass ratio for squirrel monkeys is 1:17, which gives them the largest brain, proportionately, of al the primates. (Wiki)
An antiapoptotic effect could be attributed to the vFLIP gene, but we also show that the vFLIP gene of herpesvirus saimiri is dispensable for viral transformation of T cells in vitro and for pathogenicity in cottontop tamarins in vivo. (Full text)
Thus, p56lck of squirrel monkeys is a fully functional protein similar to that of other primate species, including humans, the T cells of which are easily transformed by HVS C488. (Full text)
The number of right and left-handed squirrel monkeys is equal, unlike the human race, in which the number of right handers outnumbers lefties. (Full text)
Squirrel monkeys are more affectionate, social, vocal, and active than most monkeys. (Full text)
Although many monkeys have birthing peaks that correspond to food availability, the peak time of squirrel monkeys is unusually tight, Boinski explained. (Full text)
The polymorphism expressed in squirrel monkeys is not unique to the cebid monkeys. (Full text)
^These results, supported by data collected during sulfur dioxide exposures of squirrel monkeys, are used to discuss the suitability of Saimiri sciureus as a sensitive indicator species and oscillatory resistance as a valuable measurement of proximal airway changes. (Full text)
Squirrel Monkeys are often described as one of the most peaceful primates. (Full text)
Squirrel Monkeys are an endangered species. (Full text)