Review: Publication date: Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database () Species profile: Callithrix penicillata. Downloaded. Descriptions and articles about the Black Tufted-ear Marmoset, scientifically known as Callithrix penicillata in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview;. Black-pencilled marmosets are found in the Neo-tropical gallery forests of the Brazilian Central Plateau. They live along the Brazillian coast ranging from Bahia .

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Accessed December 31, at https: In periods of droughtit will also include fruit and insects in its diet. Offspring are weaned at 8 weeks and then taught to search for food. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. The communication of black-pencilled marmosets has not been fully studied, however, it is believed that they communicate mostly through vocalizations.

Aerial predators, large raptorsare considered the marmosets greatest threat, but they are also preyed upon by a variety of snakes and wild cats. They do engage in scent marking, but it is believed this is to deter other species from entering the area, and not other groups of their own species. The gestation period is days and offspring wean at about 8 weeks. It does not have an opposable thumb and its nails tend to have a claw-like appearance.

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Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities.

The black-tufted marmoset is a mutualist with many species of fruit trees because it distributes the seeds from the fruit it consumes throughout the forests. Black-pencilled marmosets also appear to be nomadic, moving throughout the forests as seasons become dry or wet. The offspring are extremely dependent on their parents and though they are sexually mature at 18 months, they typically do not mate until much later, staying with their family callifhrix until they do.



Callithrix penicillata black-pencilled marmoset Facebook. The black-tufted marmoset is monogamous and lives in family groups. A Primatologia no Brasil It has known predator-specific cries and appears to vocalize frequently outside of predator cries. In Rio de Janeiro Statewhere it was introduced alongside the common marmosetit is considered as an invasive species posing a danger to the survival of the endangered golden lion tamarin through competition.

As twins are very common among callithrx, additional support for the mother is often required. Offspring are cared for by both the mother and father, as well as older siblings in the family. Primate Conservation Priorities in the Neotropical Region. Geographic Range Black-pencilled marmosets are found in the Neo-tropical gallery forests of the Brazilian Central Plateau.

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There is considerable parental investment by this species, with both parents, as well as older juveniles, helping to raise the young. The life-span of callithrlx wild black-pencilled marmoset is unknown, however the average lifespan in captivity is 15 years.

Black-tufted marmoset [1] Conservation status. Boudet, ; Elliot, ; Rosenberg, Rio Acari marmoset M. During food shortages or droughts their diet also includes fruit and insects, and they have even been known to eat various arthropods, molluscs, and small vertebrates.

Boudet, ; Elliot, ; Miranda and Faria, Biogeographic Regions neotropical native Habitat Black-pencilled marmosets live in rainforests, usually residing high in the trees, under the canopy. It typically lives in family groups of 2 to Rosenberg, Average lifespan Status: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. There is considerable parental investment by both parents; infants are extremely dependent on their parents.


American Museum of Natural History. Though this marmoset is not a main cwllithrix source to any specific species, it is a food source to a number of different species, specifically large birds of prey, wild cats, and snakes. Cross-fostering between two species of marmosets Callithrix jacchus and Callithrix penicillata. It typically has some sparse white hairs on its face.

They also serve as a source of prey for many larger animal species that reside in the forests, including large birds of prey, snakes, and wild cats. They are only rarely spotted near the ground. Black-pencilled marmosets are diurnal and live in groups of 2 to 14, which typically consist of a reproductive couple and their offspring. The black-tufted marmoset is characterized by black tufts of hair around their ears.

Black-tufted marmoset

Black-pencilled marmosets commonly feed on tree sap. The black-tufted marmoset Callithrix penicillataalso known as Mico-estrela in Portugueseis a species of New World monkey that lives primarily in the Neo-tropical gallery forests of the Brazilian Central Plateau. Boudet, ; Elliot, ; Rosenberg, Other Physical Features endothermic heterothermic homoiothermic bilateral symmetry Sexual Dimorphism male larger Average mass g The offspring are raised with the aid of other juvenile siblings.