The silvery marmoset is native to a small area of the Amazon rainforest in eastern Brazil.
These primates are gumivorous animals, which means that they primarily consume sap and gum of trees. Silvery marmosets may also eat leaves, fruits and insects.
They are very social primates and form small groups which is made up of an adult pair and their offspring. There are arboreal in nature, meaning that they spend a lot of their time in tree hollows.
After a gestation period of around 140 days, 1-3 young are born. The infants become weaned at 6 months of age and are fully mature by 2 years.
According to IUCN, the silvery marmoset is widespread throughout its range but the population is thought to be decreasing. Their main threat is severe loss of habitat from logging and development.
- Latin Name: Mico argentatus
- Class: Mammals
- Order: Primates
- Family: Callitrichidae
- Conservation Status: Least Concern
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