Fruits, insects, gums, spiders, and small vertebrates
6 - 8 oz.
8 - 8.5 in.
11 - 12 in.
About 4.5 months
Also known as Wied’s black-tufted-ear marmoset
Black ear tufts, white forehead with light facial hair. The back and tail are banded.
Diurnal and arboreal; sleeping at night in tree holes or other shelter.
When threatening a human, these marmosets put their ear tufts forward and fluff up their fur to make themselves look larger. They also make a rapid and continuous vocalization. High-pitched whistle is a warning signal.
Quadrupedal; they run and hop in trees and bushes and are capable of leaping. Movements are quick and jerky.
Specialized short lower canines are used to perforate tree bark, inducing the flow of gums and sap.
Thumb is not opposable
Their main threat is habitat loss and fragmentation. They are also hunted for pets.
CITES Appendix II
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301