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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Black-pencilled marmosets are mutualists with many tree species, dispersing seeds of penicillataa fruit that they consume. Black-pencilled marmosets are considered highly valuable and exotic pets.

Retrieved from ” https: It reproduces twice a year, producing 1 to 4 offspring, though most often just twins. Johns Hopkins University Press. Black-pencilled marmosets commonly feed on tree sap. Black-pencilled marmosets are found in the Neo-tropical gallery forests of the Brazilian Central Plateau.

Callithrix penicillata

They are also used often in zoo exhibits as calllithrix as many different types of scientific studies. It has known predator-specific cries and appears to vocalize frequently outside of predator cries.

Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Roosmalens’ dwarf marmoset C. Mammal Species of the Pehicillata Boudet, ; Elliot, ; Rosenberg, Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World. Miranda; Lucas de M. Black-pencilled marmosets breed twice a year and produce between 1 and 4 offspring, however they generally have twins. There is considerable parental investment by this species, with both calliithrix, as well as older juveniles, helping to raise the young.


Black-tufted marmoset

Callithrix penicillata black-pencilled marmoset Facebook. Boudet, ; Elliot, ; Penicilllata and Faria, Biogeographic Regions neotropical native Habitat Black-pencilled marmosets live in rainforests, usually residing high in the trees, under the canopy.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. During food shortages or droughts their diet also includes fruit and insects, and they have even been known to eat various arthropods, molluscs, and small vertebrates.

They live along the Brazillian coast ranging from Bahia to Sao Paulo, and as far inland as Goias, between 14 and 17 degrees S.

This page was last edited on 29 Septemberat Aerial predators, large raptorsare considered the marmosets greatest threat, but they are also preyed upon by a variety of snakes and wild cats. 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.


pejicillata Black-pencilled marmosets also use scent marking, though it is unclear whether this is a form of communication, as many different family groups simply ignore the markings that another family group has left.

Boudet, ; Elliot, ; Rosenberg, Other Physical Features endothermic heterothermic homoiothermic bilateral symmetry Sexual Dimorphism male larger Average mass g The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students.

The black-tufted marmoset is monogamous and lives in family groups. Marmosets have rarely been observed at or near ground level. Extant species of family Callitrichidae.

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Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Mutualist Species Fruit trees. Geographic Range Black-pencilled marmosets are found in the Neo-tropical gallery forests of the Brazilian Central Plateau. They also serve as a source of prey for many larger animal species that reside in the forests, including large birds of prey, snakes, and wild cats.