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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Black-tufted marmoset

As twins are very common among marmosets, additional support for the mother is often required. Black-pencilled marmosets do not have an opposable thumb and their nails tend to have a claw-like appearance.

Retrieved from ” https: Miranda and Faria, Primary Penicilata herbivore eats sap or other plant foods Animal Foods insects terrestrial non-insect arthropods mollusks Plant Foods fruit sap or other plant fluids Predation Black-pencilled marmosets are vulnerable to a wide range of both terrestrial and aerial predators.

In periods of droughtit will also include fruit and insects in its diet.

Geographic Range Black-pencilled marmosets are found in the Neo-tropical gallery forests of the Brazilian Central Plateau. Their cal,ithrix is ringed with black and white and is not prehensile, but is used for balance. Their upper body and limbs are gray and their rump is usually black. There are no known adverse affects of black-pencilled marmosets on humans.


The black-tufted marmoset is a mutualist with many species of fruit trees because it distributes the seeds from the csllithrix it consumes throughout the forests. Extant species of family Callitrichidae.

ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, calliyhrix does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. Though communication between black-tufted marmosets has not been studied thoroughly, it is believed that it communicates through vocalizations.

It has known predator-specific cries and appears to vocalize frequently outside of predator cries. Accessed March 31, at http: January Learn how and when to remove this template message.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The black-tufted marmoset diet consists primarily of tree sap which it gets by nibbling the bark with its long lower incisors.

Retrieved 11 January To cite this page: Black-pencilled marmosets are considered highly valuable and exotic pets. The communication of black-pencilled marmosets has not been fully studied, however, it is believed that they communicate mostly through vocalizations. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Mammal Species of the World: It reproduces twice a year, producing 1 to 4 offspring, though most often just twins.

The gestation period is days and offspring wean at about 8 weeks. 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.


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Callithrix penicillata black-pencilled marmoset Facebook. Roosmalens’ dwarf penicillaga C. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts.

There is considerable parental investment by both parents; infants are extremely dependent on their parents. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. Though this marmoset is not a main food source to any specific species, it is a food source to a number of different species, specifically large birds of prey, wild cats, and snakes. Black-pencilled marmosets are vulnerable to a wide range of both terrestrial and aerial predators.

A Primatologia no Brasil Its tail is ringed with black and white and is not prehensilebut is used for balance. 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. Black-pencilled marmosets use a series of predator-specific vocalizations as well as visual scanning in their antipredation strategies.

Black-tufted marmoset [1] Conservation status.