Pygmy Marmoset


Pygmy Marmoset
Pygmy Marmoset
Habitat

The live in the rainforest canopy, showing a preference for areas which are flooded for at least a quarter of the year.

Wild Diet

Fruit, insects, spiders, small birds and eggs. They feed on the sap of trees by gnawing at the bark.

Breeding

Two youngsters are born after a gestation of 136 days. The father helps to carry the young from birth. The majority of births occur either between November and January, or in either May or June. Gestation lasts about 20 weeks, mostly resulting in the birth of twins.

Threats

In some areas they are collected for the pet trade. They show no signs of having been affected by habitat loss, as they are able to tolerate disturbed habitats.

Pygmy Marmoset Pygmy Marmoset

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Cebuella pygmaea
  • Class: Mammals
  • Order: Primates
  • Family: Callitrichidae
  • Conservation Status: Least Concern
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