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This subspecies rarely found in captivity can be differentiated from the common pygmy marmoset by its white breast and belly hair. Its distribution range in the wild stretches South of the Amazon, which forms the border of this subspecies‘ range. They live in true families where only the highest ranking pair reproduces. All members of the group take turns in carrying the offspring. Status according to Red List: Least Concern (LC)
|Classification||Order: primates; family: Callitrichidae; smallest species of higher primates|
|Diet||Primarily tree sap, insects and fruits|
|Habitat||Lowland rainforest trees of South America|
|Reproduction||Sexual maturity at 14–18 months; gestation period: 133–140 days; usually 2 offspring; maximum age: 18 years|