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With a head-body length of only 13 cm pygmy marmosets are the world’s smallest monkeys. These nimble climbers are arboreal and feed mainly on tree sap such as gum and resin. To communicate they use very high-pitched sounds that sound like bird song. These sounds are partially within the ultrasound range that is imperceptible to humans. They live in true families where only the highest ranking pair reproduces. All members of the group take turns in carrying the offspring.
|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|