Buffy-tufted Marmoset (Callithrix aurita) - Wiki
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The Buffy-tufted Marmoset
) aurita), also known as the Buffy Tufted-ear Marmoset
or White-eared Marmoset
, is a New World monkey that lives in the forests on the Atlantic coast of southeast Brazil. Of all the marmoset
s, they have the southernmost range.
resemble Common Marmoset
s but are somewhat larger. They have a grey-black skin, a touched tail and remarkable white ear-tufts which flop over more distinctly than the Common Marmoset
live in the coastal forests up to a sea-level of 500 m. They are diurnal and arboreal, living almost all of their life in the trees. These animals live together in small groups of two to eight animals.
Unlike most other marmoset
s, Buffy-tufted Marmoset
almost exclusively eat insects. They do not eat tree sap, which is why they have a very small snout.
Little is known about the Buffy-tufted Marmoset
reproductive patterns. Gestation is approximately 170 days and births are typically of twin offspring.
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