Golden-white Tassel-ear Marmoset (Callithrix chrysoleuca)


MORPHOLOGY:
The golden-white tassel-ear marmoset has nails on the digits that are more claw-like. This species also has nonopposable thumbs.

RANGE:
This species is found in the country of Brazil.
Goden-white Tassel-ear Marmoset


ECOLOGY:
The golden-white tassel-ear marmoset consumes a variety of items including: insects, fruits, gums, small vertebrates, flowers, and leaf buds. This species is primarily frugivorous though and has a large home range compared to other marmosets (Rylands and de Faria, 1993).

LOCOMOTION:
The golden-white tassel-ear marmoset moves quadrupedally through the forest and is capable of short leaps (Fleagle, 1988)

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REPRODUCTION:
This species gives birth to twin offspring.

REFERENCES:
Fleagle, J. G. 1988. Primate Adaptation and Evolution. Academic Press.

Rylands, Anthony B. and de Faria, Doris S. 1993. Habitats, Feeding Ecology, and Home Range Size in the genus Callithrix. in Marmosets and Tamarins: Systematics, Behaviour, and Ecology. ed. Anthony B. Rylands. Oxford University Press.

Last Updated: May 19, 2007.
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