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Marmoset Monkeys Know How To Have A Polite Conversation
2013-10-17 16:23:48

Cell Press Humans aren't the only species that knows how to carry on polite conversation. Marmoset monkeys, too, will engage one another for up to 30 minutes at a time in vocal turn-taking, according to evidence reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on October 17. "We were surprised by how reliably the marmoset monkeys exchanged their vocalizations in a cooperative manner, particularly since in most cases they were doing so with individuals that they were not pair-bonded...

Tamarin Monkeys Whisper
2013-09-26 13:42:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Like victims hiding in the closet from a robber, a group of cotton-top tamarin monkeys whisper to each other in the presence of a potential threat. In a new report published in the journal Zoo Biology, researchers say they witnessed how cotton-top tamarins at the Central Park Zoo in New York lowered the volume of their vocalizations when they feared a predator was nearby. The team said they conducted an experiment to determine...

Obesity More Likely For Marmosets That Started On Solid Food Early
2013-04-10 13:34:05

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Infants that became obese took bigger slurps at lick device Baby marmoset monkeys that began eating solid food earlier than their peers were significantly more likely to be obese at 1 year of age, scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute found. This early life obesity resulted in metabolic damage such as insulin resistance and poor blood sugar...

2012-11-28 12:23:03

Grassroots Campaign Must Raise $20,000 for the Science Center to Bring a Pair of Cotton-Top Tamarins to Jersey City JERSEY CITY, N.J., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cotton-top Tamarin monkeys are critically endangered with only about 1,000 left in the wild. With the help of the public, Liberty Science Center plans to participate in an international program to breed the monkeys and help preserve the species. While entertaining guests with their playful antics, these...

Endangered Monkey Tied To Saving Brazil Forests
2012-10-20 09:38:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online A conservation campaign that helped save an endangered species of monkey in Brazil is now turning its attention towards preserving the forests it calls home. According to Associated Press (AP) reporter Juliana Barbassa, the efforts that helped save the squirrel-sized golden lion tamarins was "one of the world's most inspired species restoration efforts" that "became a passion for everyone from international animal aid groups...


Latest Callitrichidae Reference Libraries

Geoffroy's Tamarin, Saguinus geoffroyi
2012-07-20 08:34:17

Geoffroy’s tamarin (Saguinus geoffroyi) is a small primate that is native to Colombia and Panama. Its other common names include the rufous-naped tamarin, the red-crested tamarin, and the Panamanian tamarin. It can be found in many different habitats including dry, moist, tropical, and secondary forests. In Panama, it occurs in the central and eastern regions, but is found less on the Atlantic coast. It can be found in Metropolitan Natural Park as well as an urban park with its Panama...

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2006-12-27 16:05:16

Goeldi's Marmoset or Goeldi's Monkey (Callimico goeldii) is a small, South American New World monkey. It lives in the upper Amazon Basin region of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Goeldi's Marmosets are blackish or blackish-brown in color. Their bodies are around 8 to 9 inches long (about 22 cm), and their tails are 10 to12 inches long (25-30 cm). Females reach sexual maturity at 8.5 months, males at 16.5 months. The gestation period lasts from 140 to 180 days. Unlike...

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2006-12-27 15:59:38

The Emperor Tamarin (Saguinus imperator) is a tamarin allegedly named for its similarity with the German emperor Wilhelm II. The name was first intended as a joke, but the name has become the official scientific name. This tamarin lives in the southwest Amazon Basin, in east Peru, north Bolivia and in the west Brazilian states of Acre and Amazons. The fur of the Emperor Tamarin is predominantly grey colored, with yellowish speckles on its chest. The hands and feet are black and the tail...

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2006-12-27 15:58:13

The white-lipped tamarin (Saguinus labiatus), also known as the red-bellied tamarin, is a tamarin that lives in the Amazon area of Brazil and Bolivia. The red belly of these New World monkeys is its most remarkable outward characteristic. Otherwise it is black with a thin white mustache on its face and a black-brown back. They live in social groups of related animals. The mother usually gives birth to one or two young at a time. The father carries the babies mostly, but siblings will...

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2006-12-27 15:55:25

The red-handed tamarin (Saquinas midas), also known as the golden-handed or midas tamarin, is a New World monkey named for the reddish hair on their feet and hands. It is native to the in wooded areas along the Amazon River in Brazil, Guyana, French Guiana, Suriname, and Venezuela. They live in cooperative groups of 4 to 15 members with little competition among a group even between breeding males. Only one female among a group will breed during breeding season. The gestation period is 140...

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