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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They are also used often in zoo exhibits as well as many different types of scientific studies. Bouchardet da Callithrux, C. Boudet, ; Elliot, ; Rosenberg, Black-pencilled marmosets do not have an opposable thumb and their nails tend to have a claw-like appearance.

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A Primatologia no Brasil Accessed March 31, at http: The black-tufted marmoset diet consists primarily of tree sap which it gets by callithriix the bark with its long lower incisors. The life-span of a wild black-pencilled marmoset is unknown, however the average lifespan in captivity is 15 years.

Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Cross-fostering between two species of marmosets Callithrix jacchus and Callithrix penicillata. Callithrix Penicillata ” On-line.

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Retrieved from ” https: Callithrix penicillata black-pencilled marmoset Facebook. Precipitation is typically not limiting, but may be somewhat seasonal. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Miranda and Faria, Mating System monogamous Black-pencilled marmosets breed twice a year and produce between 1 and penicillaat offspring, however they generally have twins. Black-pencilled marmosets live in rainforests, usually vallithrix high in the trees, under the canopy.

It ccallithrix has some sparse white hairs on its face. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. Epiphytes and climbing plants are also abundant. 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.


They live along the Brazillian coast ranging from Bahia to Sao Paulo, and as far inland as Goias, between 14 and 17 degrees S. Though they live in small family groups, they often share sap trees with many other families in their species.

Large birds penici,lata prey are the greatest threat to the black-tufted marmoset, however, snakes and wild cats also pose a danger to them. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The marmosets’ undersides are black with a gray abdomen.

Black-tufted marmoset

While there are no known negative effects of marmosets towards humans, it carries specific positive effects by being a highly valuable exotic pet. Miranda and Faria, Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, pejicillata well as anterior and posterior ends.

Views Read Edit View history. In periods of droughtit will also include fruit and insects in its diet. In other words, Central and South America. 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.

Diurnal and arboreal, the black-tufted marmoset has a lifestyle very similar to other marmosets. It has known predator-specific cries and appears to vocalize frequently outside of predator cries. Black-pencilled marmosets are callihtrix and typically live in family groups which include the reproducing couple and their offspring. Black-pencilled marmosets use a series of predator-specific vocalizations as well as visual scanning in their antipredation strategies.

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.


They are only rarely spotted near the ground.

Boudet, ; Elliot, ; Miranda and Faria, There is considerable parental investment by this species, with both parents, as well as older juveniles, helping to raise the young. Geographic Range Black-pencilled marmosets are found in the Neo-tropical gallery forests of the Brazilian Central Plateau. Accessed November the 15th. January Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Accessed December 31, at https: Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. It does not have an opposable thumb and its nails tend to pwnicillata a claw-like appearance.

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Twins are very common among this species and the males, as well as juvenile offspring, often assist the female in the raising of the young. It is also used in zoo exhibits and scientific research. Black-pencilled marmosets also use scent marking, though it is unclear whether this is a form of communication, as many different family groups simply ignore the markings that another family group has left.

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. This page was last edited on 29 Septemberat 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.