Snethlage's Marmoset (Callithrix emiliae)



MORPHOLOGY:
The mean body weight for adult males is 313.3 (gn) (Ferrari and Lopes, 1992). The Snethlage's marmoset has nonopposable thumbs and the nails of the digits are more claw-like.

RANGE:
The Snethlage's marmoset is found in the Brazilian Amazon rainforests (Rylands et al., 1993). This species is found in the states of Para and Matto Grosso in central Brazil (Nowak, 1999).

ECOLOGY:
The Snethlage's marmoset is gummivorous.

LOCOMOTION:
This species moves through the forest quadrupedally, but is capable of leaping (Fleagle, 1988).

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR:
The Snethlage's marmoset has mixed-species associations with the saddle-back tamarin Saguinus fuscicollis, the saddle-back tamarin benefits by being able to feed on gum in holes created by the Snethlage's marmoset (Ferrari, 1993).

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REPRODUCTION:
This species gives birth to twins (Fleagle, 1988)>

REFERENCES:
Ferrari, S.F. 1993. Ecological Differentiation in the Callitrichdae. In Marmosets and Tamarins: Systematics, Behaviour, and Ecology. ed Anthony B. Rylands, Oxford University Press.

Ferrari, S.F. and Lopes, M.A. 1992. A New Species of Marmoset, genus Callithrix Erxleben 1777 (Callitrichidae, Primates) from Western Brazilian Amazonia. Goeldiana, Zoologia, Vol.11, 1-12.

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

Nowak, R.M. 1999. Walker's Primates of the World. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London.

Rylands, A.B., Coimbra-Filho, A.F., and Mittermeier, R.A. 1993. Systematics, Geographic Distribution, and Some Notes on the Conservation Status of the Callitrichidae. In Marmosets and Tamarins: Systematics, Behaviour, and Ecology. Oxford University Press.

Last Updated: May 17, 2007.
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