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

Humans aren't the only species that knows how to carry on polite conversation.

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

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.

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2008-08-09 12:27:47

A medical test developed to detect an overload of iron in humans has recently been adapted to screen for the condition in some distant relatives: diminutive monkeys from South America, according to veterinarians at the Wildlife Conservation Society.


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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 15:45:55

The silvery marmoset (Callithrix argentata) is a New World monkey that lives in Brazil, south and east of the Amazon basin. Compared to other marmosets, they have a very isolated habitat. The fur of the Silvery Marmoset is colored whitish silver-grey except for a dark tail. Remarkable are its naked, flesh-colored ears that stand out from the skin. They reach a size of 7.09 to 11.02 in (18 to 28 cm) and weigh from 10.58 to 14.11 oz (300 to 400 g). Silvery marmosets are diurnal and...

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2006-12-27 15:43:46

The black-tufted marmoset (Callithrix (Callithrix) penicillata), also known as the black-penciled marmoset, is a species of New World monkey. It lives primarily in the Neo-tropical gallery forests of the Brazilian Central Plateau. It ranges from Bahia to Sao Paulo, and as far inland as Goias. They are found between 14 and 17 degrees south of the equator. This marmoset typically resides in rainforests. It lives a life high in the trees, but below the canopy. They are only rarely spotted...

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2006-12-27 15:41:42

The tufted-ear marmoset or white-headed marmoset, Callithrix geoffroyi, is a marmoset endemic to Brazil.

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2006-12-27 15:40:00

Common Marmoset (Callithrix (Callithrix) jacchus) is a New World monkey. It originally seemed to only live on the northeast coast of Brazil. It was recently found also in southeast Brazil. The fur of the common marmoset is grey. The most distinguishing characteristic is the white, tufts of hair that surround the ears. This lends it another common name, the Cotton Eared Marmoset. A white mark is on the forehead and the face is hairless. The long tail is grey-white. Common Marmoset adult...

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Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.