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Pygmy Marmoset

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Keith Korter

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Transcript of Pygmy Marmoset

Pygmy Marmoset
Strength in Numbers cont.
Size Matters
(despite what she told you)

Avg 6in. tall

Avg. 7.8in. tail

Why Smaller?
The low weight of the pygmy marmoset allows it to reach the canopy tree tops, a place where many of the larger species of monkey cannot reach.
Strength in Numbers
Avg gestation period: around 4.5 months

Avg litter size: 2

Groups typically
consist of:
Nine adults,
One alpha male,
The Alpha's Harem,
and about four litters.

-The worlds smallest (and possibly cutest) monkey
The pygmy marmoset can eat fruits, berries, insects and small reptiles safely high above any dangerous predators.
Mobbing behavior, in which the entire group flocks to an intruder, loudly vocalizing and attacking the intruder until it retreats.

Other times, they remain frozen until the threat has passed.
Found in Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, and Brazil, Pygmy Marmosets range over a large area.

The subspecies are isolated by geographic barriers which include several large rivers.
Look out!
Pygmy Marmosets can turn their head up to 180 degrees.
Size of Pygmy Marmoset +
Size of Group +
Size of Litter (Fitness) =
Photo Sources:








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Soini, Pekka. "Ecology and Population Dynamics of the Pygmy Marmoset, Cebuella Pygmaea." Ecology and Population Dynamics of the Pygmy Marmoset, Cebuella Pygmaea. Karger, 11 Sept. 2008. Web. 30 May 2014.
The Fight for Food
(Cebuella pygmaea)
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