Common Marmoset

Common Marmoset

Common Marmoset
Callithrix jacchus


CLASS
Mammalia
ORDER
Primates
FAMILY
Callithichidae

Range

Brazil


Habitat

Forests


Diet

Fruit, insects, lizards, eggs, small birds and tree exudate (sap, gum, resin)

Weight

Up to 1 lb.

Body

7.4 - 9.8 in

Tail

10.6 - 13.7 in

Gestation

141 - 145 days

Young

Usually 2

IUCN Status

Least Concern

Facts

  • The common marmoset is a gum-feeding specialist, with gouging lower incisors to excavate holes in gum-producing trees to guarantee gum year-round.
  • Have well developed epidermal scent glands and scent-marking behaviors.
  • Become sexually mature at 18-24 months.

 

Conservation

Although common in many localities, some populations are declining due to habitat destruction in many parts of their range.

Least Concern

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Address

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810

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