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Part of the South American monkey radiation, capuchin monkeys live in forest areas from northeastern Mexico to northern Argentina. Capuchins and their relatives have long tails used for grasping.
The capuchin monkey uses its tail for additional support in locomotion. This feature comes in handy during travel from tree to tree by freeing up the monkey's hands and feet for other tasks.