Callithrix aurita is endemic to the Atlantic forest of south-east Brazil. They occupy the montane forests of south-east Brazil in the southern part ofMinas Gerais. Learn more about the Buffy-tufted-ear marmoset – with amazing Buffy-tufted-ear marmoset photos and facts on Arkive. The Buffy tufted ear marmoset (Callithrix aurita). By Dominic Wormell. This tiny primate, known locally as the “little skull” because of its facial.

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Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Rodrigo is a most experienced biologist to lead this initiative and REGUA is most sympathetic to his ideas, but how do we start? Fifteen years ago when the Golden Lion Tamarin project was facing the dilemma of the conflict between reintroduced Golden Lion Tamarins and the invasive C.

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The fact remains that the Golden Lion Tamarin project has been a success. This species is featured in: Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Journal of Mammology Buffy-tufted-ear marmoset threats The callithrrix threat to the buffy-tufted-ear marmoset is the widespread destruction of its Atlantic Forest habitat.

The origin of the family Aurira is poorly understood for there are many species 11 marmosets and 16 tamarinds to date with more being discovered principally in the Amazon basin. These impressive forested mountains are where Rodrigo Carvalho was captivated by this appealing marmoset and initiated his studies on the threatened C.


Most Callithrix aurita give birth to two young during spring each year. Retrieved 2 January Like every species in distress a master plan is needed, one that locates callithrkx populations; considers species protection in remnant areas; provides a detailed genetic inventory of the captive populations both here and abroad; creates a callitgrix book and the encouragement of further breeding and finally stimulates future reintroductions in safe places callihrix can pull the species back from its plight.

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Their body size is small. This particular marmoset species does not feed on plant exudates as all other closely related marmoset species do.

Buffy-tufted marmoset

Roosmalens’ dwarf marmoset C. Wikispecies has information related to Buffy-tufted marmoset. This latter form of gum extraction is quite destructive, often leaving trees riddled with hundreds of small slits and holes 2.

They are prized by some Europeans. Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. It is diurnal and arborealliving almost all its life in the trees.

Prehensile Capable of grasping. Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities. Callithrix aurita is endemic to the Atlantic forest of south-east Brazil.

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Like other marmosets, the buffy-tufted-ear marmoset has striking ear tufts which, as its common name suggests, are coloured pale buff or whitish. Buffy-headed marmoset Callithrix flaviceps. As well as gum, Annonaceae and Cactaceae. HershkovitzMuskinNatori et al Other Physical Features endothermic bilateral symmetry Average mass g It has grey-black skin, and the most obvious differences from the common marmoset are its whitish face “skulllike facial mask” [4]brown crown and shorter ear tufts.

Epiphytes and climbing plants are also abundant.

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The female produces two young a year and they also live in extended family groups of between four and 15 individuals. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island. X Close Image credit. Aside from the insects the buffy-tufted ear marmoset consumes, this organism also consumes varying types of flowering plants, such as, Combretaceae and Leguminosae. It may NOT be used within Apps.

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