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Silvery marmoset +

Callithrix argenata

Themenwelt: Gondwanaland
  • Silvery marmoset
  • Silvery marmoset
  • Silvery marmoset
  • Silvery marmoset
  • Silvery marmoset
  • Silvery marmoset
  • Silvery marmoset

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Silvery marmosets live together in family groups in which only the dominant parent pair reproduces. The ovulation of the other females is suppressed. Since the mothers have a high energy demand and need to ingest a lot, they pass on the care for their young to their fathers or other group members after just a few days. The young are carried on the backs of other adult marmosets. Status according to Red List: vulnerable

Classification:

Order primates, family marmosets

Diet:

With their specially-developed set of teeth they nibble tree bark in an aim to get to the tree juices; as well as fruit, leaves and insects

Habitat:

Canopy of tropical and subtropical forests, predominantly dense secondary forests

Reproduction:

Gestation time: about 145 days, twins; birth weight: 26–28 g; sexual maturity with 14–18 months; maximum age: above 16 years

Status according to Red List/ distribution area

Status according to Red List:

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