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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A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. The life-span of a wild black-pencilled marmoset is unknown, however the average lifespan in captivity is 15 years.

Their upper body and limbs are gray and their rump is usually black. However, they typically mate very late. Precipitation is typically not limiting, but may be somewhat seasonal. Boudet, ; Elliot, ; Miranda and Faria, Diurnal and arboreal, the black-tufted marmoset has a lifestyle very similar to other marmosets.

Though they live in small family groups, they often share sap trees with many other families in their species. Black-pencilled marmosets also calilthrix to be nomadic, moving throughout the forests as seasons become dry or wet.

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Retrieved from ” https: Extant species of family Callitrichidae. Mutualist Species Fruit trees. This article includes a list of referencesbut its pwnicillata remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations.


Black-pencilled marmosets do not have an opposable thumb and their nails tend to have a claw-like appearance. It typically lives in family groups of 2 to Their tail is ringed with black and white and is not prehensile, but is used for balance. Its gestation period is days and offspring are weaned after 8 weeks. Classification Kingdom Animalia caallithrix Animalia: They are characterized by the black tufts around their ears. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.

In other words, Central and South America.

This marmoset typically resides in rainforestsliving an arboreal life high in the trees, but below the canopy. A Primatologia no Brasil It is also used in zoo exhibits and scientific research. Offspring are weaned at 8 weeks and then epnicillata to search for food.

However, it is a parasite on other species of trees because it creates sores in trees in order to extract sap, while offering no apparent benefit to the trees. Roosmalens’ dwarf marmoset C.

Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Cross-fostering between two species of marmosets Callithrix jacchus and Callithrix penicillata. Boudet, ; Elliot, ; Rosenberg, Other Physical Features endothermic heterothermic homoiothermic bilateral symmetry Sexual Dimorphism male larger Average mass g dallithrix The black-tufted marmoset Callithrix penicillataalso known as Mico-estrela in Portugueseis a species of New World monkey that lives primarily in the Neo-tropical gallery forests of the Brazilian Central Plateau.


Black-pencilled marmosets typically have some sparse white hairs on their faces, with a dark brown or black head. They are only rarely spotted near the ground. The black-tufted marmoset is characterized by black tufts of hair around their ears.

Miranda and Faria, Mating System monogamous Black-pencilled marmosets breed twice a year and produce between 1 and 4 offspring, however they generally have twins.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Though communication between black-tufted marmosets has not been studied thoroughly, it is believed that it communicates through callithriz.

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ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. The groups usually consist of a reproductive couple and their offspring.

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