Pygmy Marmoset
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Order Primates

Family Callitrichidae

Scientific Name

Cebuella pygmaea

Thumbnail Description

It is the smallest monkey and one of the smallest primates in the world

The pygmy marmoset is able to rotate its head 180 degrees

Size & Weight

Adults:

HEAD-BODY-LENGTH: 117 to 152 mm (4.6 to 6.0 in)

WEIGHT: 100 grams (3.5 oz)

TAIL: 172 to 229 mm (6.8 to 9.0 in)

Habitat

Evergreen, river edge forests (Western Amazon Basin)

Distribution

Amazon Basin (Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia)

Diet

Sap, gum, resin, latex

Reproduction

1 – 2 litters

Sexual Maturity

Unknown

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

Unknown

Speed

Unknown

Baby Name

Unknown

Home Range

0.1 to 0.4 hectares (0.25 to 0.99 acres)

Group Name

Troops

Predators

Unknown

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Live in groups of 2 – 9 individuals

Conservation Status

Least Concern