Pygmy Marmoset

Pygmy Marmoset / Cebuella pygmaea
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The pygmy Marmoset is native to the rainforest canopies of western Brazil, southeastern Colombia, eastern Ecuador, and eastern Peru. It is one of the smallest primates, with its body length ranging from 14-16 cm (excluding the 15-20 cm tail) and weight up to 140 g. They are feeding on fruit, leaves, insects, and sometimes even small reptiles. Much of their diet, however, comes from tapping trees for sap. Up to two-thirds of their time is spent gouging tree bark to reach the gummy sap. The Pygmy Marmoset has specialized incisors for gouging holes in bark.  AWWP keeps two well reproducing family groups of this species. The IUCN classifies this species as LEAST CONCERN.
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