Common marmoset

Common MarmosetThe Common Marmoset (Callithrix jacchus), or Cotton Eared Marmoset, is is a New World monkey from Brazil. There are four families of New World monkeys, and the Common Marmoset belongs to the family Callitrichinae. Their size ranges from only 14 to 18 centimeters and weigh around 400 grams. Their diet consists of tree sap, fruit, insects, eggs of birds, flowers and spiders. Common Marmosets have long limbs and tail which they use for climbing and have specially designed teeth for extracting gum from trees. Distinguishing characteristics of common marmosets include white ear tufts, and a white blaze on the forehead.

Image by Raimond Spekking, licensed under GFDL, originally from Wikimedia Commons

The Common marmoset, white-tufted-ear marmoset is listed as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Some facts about the
White-tufted-ear marmoset

Adult weight : 0.255 kg (0.561 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 17 years

Female maturity :477 days

Male maturity : 382 days

Gestation : 144 days

Weaning : 62 days

Litter size : 2

Litters per year : 2

Interval between litters : 169 days

Weight at birth : 0.027 kg (0.0594 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.087 kg (0.1914 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 1 W

Body mass : 0.19 kg (0.418 lbs)

Temperature : 35.85 °C (96.53 °F)

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