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Golden-white Tassel-ear Marmoset (Callithrix chrysoleuca)


MORPHOLOGY:
The golden-white tassel-ear marmoset has nails on the digits which 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, John 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: October 6, 2003.
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