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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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Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. There are no known adverse affects of black-pencilled marmosets on humans. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. Predator-specific vocalizations and visual scanning are its only anti-predation techniques.

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Black-tufted marmoset [1] Conservation status. Black-pencilled marmosets use a series of predator-specific vocalizations as well as visual scanning in their antipredation strategies.

It has known predator-specific cries and appears to cqllithrix frequently outside of predator cries. They also appear to be migratory, often moving in relation to the wet or dry seasons, however, the extent of their migration is unknown.

Though this marmoset is not a main food source to any specific species, it is callitthrix food source to a number of different species, specifically large birds of prey, wild cats, and snakes. The marmosets’ undersides are black with a gray abdomen. In other words, Central and South America.


The communication of black-pencilled marmosets has not been fully studied, however, it is believed that they communicate mostly through vocalizations. Its tail is ringed with black and white and is not prehensilebut is used for balance.

Boudet, ; Elliot, ; Rosenberg, Other Physical Features endothermic heterothermic homoiothermic bilateral symmetry Sexual Dimorphism male larger Average mass g Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. The groups usually consist of a reproductive couple and their offspring.

Rosenberg, Average lifespan Status: Offspring are weaned at 8 weeks and then taught to search for calliturix.

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Aerial predators, large raptorsare considered the marmosets greatest threat, but they are also preyed upon by a variety of snakes and wild cats. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Black-pencilled marmosets are diurnal and live in groups of 2 to 14, which typically consist of penicillaat reproductive couple and their offspring.

There is considerable parental investment by both parents; infants are extremely dependent on their parents.

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Callithrix penicillata black-pencilled marmoset Facebook. Black-pencilled marmosets breed twice a year and produce between 1 and 4 offspring, however they generally have twins. Retrieved 11 January The black-tufted marmoset is characterized by black tufts of penivillata around their ears. In periods of serious drought it has also been known to eat small arthropodsmolluscsbird eggs, baby birds and small vertebrates.


Archived from the original pdf on Cross-fostering between two species of marmosets Callithrix jacchus and Callithrix penicillata.

Accessed March 30, at http: Retrieved from ” https: Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: It typically has some sparse white hairs on its face.

Black-pencilled marmosets live in rainforests, usually calpithrix high in the trees, under the canopy. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control. The gestation period is days and offspring wean at about 8 weeks.

Mutualist Species Fruit trees. Black-pencilled marmosets are vulnerable to a wide range of both terrestrial and aerial predators. To cite this page: Boudet, ; Elliot, ; Rosenberg, Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. As twins are very common among marmosets, additional support for the mother is often penicilata. Diurnal and arboreal, the black-tufted marmoset has a lifestyle very similar to other marmosets.

They also serve as a source of prey for many larger animal species that reside in the forests, including large birds of prey, snakes, and wild cats.