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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Miranda; Lucas de M. Black-pencilled marmosets commonly feed on tree sap. Black-pencilled marmosets use a series of predator-specific vocalizations as well as visual scanning in their antipredation strategies. A Review of The Primates. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Its gestation period is days and offspring are weaned after 8 weeks. In penicilllata of serious drought it has also been known to eat small arthropodsmolluscsbird eggs, baby birds and small vertebrates.

Marmosets have rarely been observed at or near ground level. Bouchardet da Fonseca, C. To cite this page: This page was last callitheix on 29 Septemberat The offspring are raised with the aid of other juvenile siblings. Retrieved 11 January A Primatologia no Brasil Miranda and Faria, The marmosets’ undersides are black with a gray abdomen.

Animals with bilateral callitrhix have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. 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. 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.


Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. They appear to have predator-specific cries when they are threatened and have many vocalizations in addition to predator warnings. There are no known adverse affects of black-pencilled marmosets on humans. Aerial predators, large raptorsare considered the marmosets greatest threat, but they are also preyed upon by a callithfix of snakes and wild cats.

Wikispecies has information related to black-tufted marmoset. Large birds of prey are the greatest threat to the black-tufted marmoset, however, snakes and wild cats also pose a danger to them.

Black-tufted marmoset [1] Conservation status. The marmosets reach sexual maturity at approximately 18 months old. The gestation period is days and offspring wean at about 8 weeks.

Callithrix penicillata

Scent marking does occur within these groups, but it is believed that the marking is to deter other species rather than other black-tufted marmoset groups, because other groups typically ignore these markings. It reproduces twice a year, producing 1 to 4 offspring, though most often just twins. Predator-specific vocalizations and visual scanning are its only anti-predation techniques. The communication of black-pencilled marmosets has not been fully studied, however, it is believed that they communicate mostly through vocalizations.

Callithrix penicillata black-pencilled marmoset Facebook. 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. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: In other words, Central and South America.

Accessed December 31, at https: Black-pencilled marmosets breed twice peenicillata year and produce between 1 and 4 offspring, however peniicillata generally have twins. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Rosenberg, Average lifespan Status: The black-tufted marmoset is a mutualist with many species of fruit trees because it distributes the seeds from the fruit it consumes throughout the forests.

Cross-fostering between two species of marmosets Callithrix jacchus and Callithrix penicillata. During food shortages or droughts their diet also includes fruit and insects, calllthrix they have even been known to eat various arthropods, molluscs, and small vertebrates.

Roosmalens’ dwarf marmoset C. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Miranda and Faria, Mating System monogamous Black-pencilled marmosets breed twice a year and produce between 1 and 4 offspring, however they generally have twins.

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Johns Hopkins University Press. Offspring are cared for by both the mother and father, as well as older siblings in the family. The black-tufted marmoset diet consists primarily of tree sap which it gets by nibbling the bark with its long lower incisors.

Callithrjx Conservation Priorities in the Neotropical Region. In periods of droughtcallithri will also include fruit and insects in its diet. The black-tufted marmoset is monogamous and lives in family groups. 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.

Epiphytes and climbing plants are also abundant.