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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)


ClassificationOrder: primates; family: Callitrichidae; smallest species of higher primates
DietPrimarily tree sap, insects and fruits
HabitatLowland rainforest trees of South America
ReproductionSexual maturity at 14–18 months; gestation period: 133–140 days; usually 2 offspring; maximum age: 18 years

Status according to Red List

More information you will get on the web page of the IUCN Red List.

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