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

Johns Hopkins University Press. They are characterized by the black tufts around their ears. Boudet, ; Elliot, ; Rosenberg, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Penicillaat groups usually consist of a reproductive couple and their penicilpata.

Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. The black-tufted marmoset is a mutualist with many species of fruit trees because it distributes the callithgix from the fruit it consumes throughout the forests.

Accessed March 30, at http: They also appear to be migratory, often moving in relation to the wet or dry seasons, however, the extent of their migration is unknown. Views Read Edit View history. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Articles lacking in-text citations from January All articles lacking in-text citations. Epiphytes and climbing plants are also abundant.

Management of the species in its invaded habitat has included proposals for sterilization of reproductive-age individuals, relocation, and public awareness campaign for prevention of further releases. However, it is a parasite on other species of trees because it creates sores in trees in callihrix to extract sap, while offering no apparent benefit to the trees.

Black-pencilled marmosets are considered highly valuable and exotic pets. Though this marmoset cllithrix 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.

Precipitation is typically not limiting, but may be somewhat seasonal.

Predator-specific vocalizations and visual scanning are its only anti-predation techniques. A Review of The Primates.

There is considerable parental investment by both parents; infants are extremely dependent on their parents. Its gestation period is days and offspring are weaned after 8 weeks. Mutualist Species Fruit trees. It has known predator-specific cries and appears to vocalize frequently outside of predator cries. 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.

Callithrix penicillata

Boudet, ; Elliot, ; Miranda and Faria, They are also used often in zoo exhibits as well as many different types of scientific studies. 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.

Callithrix Penicillata ” On-line. There is considerable parental investment by this species, with both parents, as well as older juveniles, helping to raise the young.

There are no known adverse affects of black-pencilled marmosets on humans.

It does not have an opposable thumb and its nails tend to have a claw-like appearance. Though they live in small family groups, they often share sap trees with many other families in their species. They do engage in scent marking, but it is believed this is to deter other species from entering the area, and not other groups of their own species.

The life-span of a wild black-pencilled marmoset is unknown, however the penjcillata lifespan in captivity is 15 years.

Miranda and Penkcillata, Mating System monogamous Black-pencilled marmosets breed twice a year and produce between 1 and 4 offspring, however they generally have twins. Its tail is ringed with black and white and is not prehensilebut is used for balance.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Archived from the original pdf on It usually has a brown or black head and its limbs and upper body are gray, as well as its abdomenwhile its rump and underside are usually black. Roosmalens’ dwarf marmoset C. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. Offspring are weaned at 8 weeks and then taught to search for food. Mammal Species of peicillata World: Rosenberg, Average lifespan Status: