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(Saimiri sciureus) Common Squirrel Monkey - Mico-de-Cheiro - Monkey in cage, illegal wildlife trade in Brazil. This monkey can be found primarily in the Amazon Basin. The common squirrel monkey is rated as "least concern" by IUCN from a conservation perspective. However,it is among many rainforest animals whose status may be harmed by deforestation. The species has also been captured extensively for the pet trade and for medical research.