Callithrix aurita is endemic to the Atlantic forest of south-east Brazil. They occupy the montane forests of south-east Brazil in the southern part ofMinas Gerais. Learn more about the Buffy-tufted-ear marmoset – with amazing Buffy-tufted-ear marmoset photos and facts on Arkive. The Buffy tufted ear marmoset (Callithrix aurita). By Dominic Wormell. This tiny primate, known locally as the “little skull” because of its facial.

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Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Mammal Species of the World: Rodents of Unusual Size. Aside from the insects the buffy-tufted ear marmoset consumes, this organism also consumes varying types of flowering plants, such as, Combretaceae and Leguminosae.

This species auriha featured in the Atlantic forest eco-region. Accessed December 31, at https: Like other marmosets it is adapted to an arboreal life, feeding aurrita on insects, fruits and plant gums, which it obtains by gnawing into branches to release the exudates.

The female produces two young a year and they also live in extended family groups of between four and 15 individuals. Rodrigo is finalising his callitbrix doctorate studies and believes that it is possible to make an inventory of remaining populations of C. Most Callithrix aurita give birth to two young during spring each year. The sides of the head are densely furred and black, while, in contrast, the crown is creamy white. Individuals can join or leave social groups when they please.


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White marlin Kajikia albida. Common marmoset and black pencilled marmosets are native to other areas but are often kept as pets. Gestation period is about days, ranging from days to days. Roosmalens’ dwarf marmoset C. Do we want it to plummet such as the other closely rated species C. The University of Chicago Press. MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature callitbrix signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends.

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Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world. It lives in small groups of two to eight animals.

Savio Freire Bruno saviobruno vm. Views Read Edit View history. They are very robust species and if they are released or escape, they can rapidly colonise the surrounding area.

Wikispecies has information related to Buffy-tufted marmoset. Adaptive Radiations of Neotropical Primates. Systematics, Behaviour, and Ecology.


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My details Subscribe to Newsletter Sign out. The buffy-tufted marmoset resembles the common marmoset but is somewhat larger. Despite the drastic levels of destruction and fragmentation of the Atlantic Forestthe region is now receiving extensive conservation attention, which hopefully will help aurkta ensure the survival of the buffy-tufted-ear marmoset 10 11 It is diurnal and arborealliving almost all its life in the trees.

Buffy-tufted-ear marmoset habitat The buffy-tufted-ear marmoset inhabits the Atlantic Forest region, generally occurring in fallithrix rainforests, as well as disturbed secondary forestup to elevations of 1, metres, where temperatures may fall below freezing during the dry season April to September 5 6.

Image credit Callitrix to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image. Average number of offspring 2 Range gestation period to days Behavior Callithrix aurita forms social groups. Insects are another major source of food for this species, and may include grasshoppers 5as well as swarms of army ants 7.

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