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There are many species of Marmoset :-

 

Bare-eared marmoset (Callithrix argentata)
Black-pencilled marmoset (Callithrix pencillata)
Black-tailed marmoset (Callithrix argentata)
Buffy-headed marmoset (Callithrix flaviceps)
Buffy-tufted-ear marmoset (Callithrix aurita)
Common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus)
Goeldi's marmoset (Callimico goeldii)
Pygmy marmoset (Cebuella pygmaea)
Rio Maues marmoset (Callithrix mauesi)
Santarem marmoset (Callithrix humeralifer)
Silvery marmoset (Callithrix argentata)
White-fronted marmoset (Callithrix geoffroyi)
Wied's black tufted-earr marmoset (Callithrix kuhli)

Common Marmoset

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Common Marmoset Distribution : Eastern Brazil.

Social groups : family groups up to 30 individuals (in captivity max 12). Only one breeding pair in a group.

Lifespan : 7 - 20 years

Length : Head + Body : 7-12 inches (18-30 cm) Tail : 7-16 inches (17-40 cm)

Weight : 10-18 ounces (300-500 grams)

Hands : Except for the big toes, a marmoset has claws not nails like most monkeys.

Colour : Common Marmosets have a flattened black face, thick white tufts on its ears, and long black and white fur. The tail is white ringed with black.

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Geoffroy's Marmoset

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Distribution : Southeast Brazil.

Social groups : family groups of 4-15 individuals (in captivity max 12). Only one breeding pair in a group.

Lifespan : 7 - 16 years

Length : Head + Body : 7-8 inches (18-20 cm) Tail : 9-11 inches (23-29 cm)

Weight : 10-12 ounces (300-360 grams)

Hands : Except for the big toes, a marmoset has claws not nails unlike most monkeys.

Color : Geoffroy's marmosets have a blackish-brown coat with white cheeks, forehead and crown. They have black ear-tufts and a ring tail.

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Goeldi's Marmoset

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Pygmy Marmoset

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Distribution : South America, in the upper Amazon of Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Brazil. They live in trees (arboreal) and despite of their size they are very fast runners. Pygmy marmosets are known to mark (with scent glands) and defend their territory from 25 to 100 acres.

Social groups : family groups of 2-15 individuals. Only one breeding pair in a group.

Lifespan : over 16 years Length : The pygmy marmoset is one of the smallest monkey on earth !!! Head + Body : 4.7-5.8 inches (12-15 cm) Tail : 6.6-9 inches (17-23 cm)

Weight : 3.5-4.5 ounces (100-120g). At birth the young weigh appr 0.5 ounces (15g).

Hands : Except for the big toes, a marmoset has claws not nails unlike most monkeys.

Color : Yellow-brown with faint dark rings on the tail.

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Silvery Marmoset

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Names : Silvery marmoset, bare-ear marmoset, black-tailed marmoset (Callithrix argentata argentata)

Distribution : South America, in Brazil and Bolivia

Social groups : small family groups. Only one breeding pair in a group.

Lifespan : over 10 years

Length : Head + Body : 7-10.9 inches (18-28 cm) Tail : 10.3-14.8 inches (26-38 cm)

Weight : 10.6-12.7 ounces (300-360 grams)

Hands : Except for the big toes, a marmoset has claws not nails unlike most monkeys.

Color : They have a white to silvery-white coat with a pink face and ears. Their tail is black.

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