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Goeldis Marmoset
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...

Silvery Marmoset
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...

Black-tufted Marmoset
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...

White-headed Marmoset
2006-12-27 15:41:42

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

Common Marmoset
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...

Pygmy Marmoset
2006-12-27 15:38:18

The pygmy marmoset (Callithrix (Cebuella) pygmaea) is a monkey native to the rainforest canopies of western Brazil, southeastern Colombia, eastern Ecuador, and eastern Peru. It is one of the smallest primates. Its body length ranges from 5.51 to 6.3 in (14 to 16 cm). Males weigh around 5 oz (140 g), and females only 4.2 oz (120 g). The pygmy marmoset has a tawny coat, and ringed tails that...

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