Black-tailed Marmoset (Callithrix melanura)
The Black-tailed marmoset has nails on the digits which are more claw-like.
This species is found in Eastern Bolivia, Northeastern Paraguay, and parts of Southwestern Brazil (Nowak, 1999). This species is found predominately in the low vine forest in the middle levels of the forest (Wallace et al., 1998).
The mean group size for the black-tailed marmoset is 6.2 individuals (Wallace et al., 1998).
The Black-tailed marmoset moves quadrupedally through the forest and is capable of short leaps (Fleagle, 1988)
This species usually gives birth to twin offspring.
Fleagle, John 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.
Wallace, R.B., Painter, R.L.E., and Taber, A.B. 1998. Primate Diversity, Habitat Preferences, and Population Density Estimates in Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia. American Journal of Primatology. Vol. 46, 197-211.
Last Updated: October 6, 2003.
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