Review: Publication date: Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database () Species profile: Callithrix penicillata. Downloaded. Descriptions and articles about the Black Tufted-ear Marmoset, scientifically known as Callithrix penicillata in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview;. Black-pencilled marmosets are found in the Neo-tropical gallery forests of the Brazilian Central Plateau. They live along the Brazillian coast ranging from Bahia .

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It is also used in zoo exhibits and scientific research. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. Large birds of prey are the greatest threat to the black-tufted marmoset, however, snakes and wild cats also pose a danger to them. Black-pencilled marmosets breed twice a year and produce between 1 and 4 offspring, however they generally have twins.

Callithrix penicillata

Their tail is ringed with black and white and is not prehensile, but is used for balance. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The marmosets reach sexual maturity at approximately 18 months old. To cite this page: The offspring are extremely dependent on their parents and though they are sexually mature at 18 months, they typically do not mate until much later, staying with their family group until they do.

Accessed November the 15th. Its tail is ringed with black and white and is not prehensilebut is used for balance. Retrieved from ” https: Black-tufted marmoset [1] Conservation status. Black-pencilled marmosets are mutualists with many tree species, dispersing seeds of the fruit that they consume. This page was last edited on 29 Septemberat Primate Conservation Priorities in the Neotropical Ca,lithrix.


Epiphytes and climbing plants are also abundant. American Museum of Natural History. Black-pencilled marmosets are considered highly valuable and exotic pets. Rio Acari marmoset M.

The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. The black-tufted marmoset is a mutualist with many species of fruit trees because it distributes the seeds from the fruit it consumes throughout the forests.

Precipitation is typically not limiting, but may be somewhat seasonal. Johns Hopkins University Press. Boudet, ; Elliot, ; Rosenberg, Other Physical Features endothermic heterothermic homoiothermic bilateral symmetry Sexual Dimorphism male larger Average mass g The black-tufted marmoset is monogamous and lives in family groups. Their upper body and limbs are gray and their rump is usually black.

Black-pencilled marmosets are diurnal and live in groups of 2 to peniillata, which typically consist of a reproductive couple and their offspring. Offspring are cared for by both the mother and father, as well as older siblings in the family. Black-pencilled marmosets live in rainforests, usually residing high in the trees, under the canopy.

Calkithrix is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities. There is considerable parental investment by this species, with both parents, as well as older juveniles, helping to raise the young.

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Offspring are weaned at 8 weeks and then taught to search for food. Accessed March 30, penicilpata http: Boudet, ; Elliot, ; Miranda and Faria, Miranda; Lucas de M. They appear to have predator-specific cries when they are threatened and have many vocalizations in addition to predator warnings. Accessed March 31, at http: They are characterized by the black tufts around their ears.


Black-tufted marmoset – Wikipedia

In periods of penkcillata drought it has also been known to eat small arthropodsmolluscsbird eggs, baby birds and small vertebrates. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. While there are no known negative effects of marmosets towards humans, it carries specific positive effects by being a highly valuable exotic pet. It has known predator-specific cries and appears to vocalize frequently outside of predator cries.

As twins are very common among marmosets, additional support for the mother is often required. Bouchardet da Fonseca, C. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. They also serve as a source of prey for many larger animal species that reside in the forests, including large penixillata of prey, snakes, and wild cats.

Though they live in small family groups, they often share sap trees with many other families in their species.

Black-pencilled marmosets do not have an opposable thumb and their nails tend to have a claw-like appearance. It does not have an opposable thumb and its nails tend to have a claw-like appearance.

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