Know Your Primate: Weid’s black-tufted-ear marmoset

Order: Primates
Family: Callitrichidae
Genus: Callithrix
Species: Callithrix kuhlii
Common Name: Weid’s black-tufted-ear marmoset
In some ways, marmosets are highly derived. Their incisors are almost as large as their canines and have thin enamel which causes them to wear down into a chisel like shape similar to rodent incisors. They primarily feed on gums, saps and resins. Weid’s black-tufted-ear marmoset lives in southwest Brazil.

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Friday Know Your Primate: Golden-headed Lion Tamarin

Order: Primates
Family: Callitrichidae
Genus: Leontopithecus
Species: Leontopithecus chrysomelas
Common Name: Golden-headed Lion Tamarin
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