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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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. 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.

Calithrix are only rarely spotted near the ground. 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-pencilled marmosets are mutualists with many tree species, dispersing seeds of the fruit that they consume. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Black-pencilled marmosets are found in the Neo-tropical gallery forests of the Brazilian Central Plateau. 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. Callithrx food shortages or droughts their diet also includes fruit and insects, and they have even been known to eat various arthropods, molluscs, and small vertebrates.

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. 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.


Offspring are cared calliyhrix by both the mother and father, as well as older siblings in the family. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, oenicillata well as anterior and posterior ends. Rio Acari marmoset M.

Black-pencilled marmosets live in rainforests, usually xallithrix high in the trees, under the canopy.

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They are also used often in zoo exhibits as well as many different types of scientific studies. Though the black-tufted marmoset lives in small penicilllata groups, it is believed that they share their food source, sap trees, with other marmoset groups.

A Primatologia no Brasil They appear to have predator-specific cries when they are threatened and have many vocalizations in addition to predator warnings.

In periods of serious drought it has also been known to eat small arthropodsmolluscsbird eggs, penicillatx birds and small vertebrates. In periods of droughtit will also include fruit and insects in its diet. The black-tufted marmoset is monogamous and lives in family groups. Johns Hopkins University Press.

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The black-tufted marmoset is characterized by black tufts of hair around their ears. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Predator-specific vocalizations and visual scanning are its only anti-predation techniques.

Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World. Miranda and Faria, Primary Diet herbivore eats sap or other plant foods Animal Foods insects terrestrial non-insect arthropods mollusks Plant Foods fruit sap or other plant fluids Predation Black-pencilled marmosets are vulnerable to a wide range penicilata both terrestrial and aerial predators. The offspring are raised with the aid of other juvenile siblings.

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Offspring are weaned at 8 weeks and then taught to search for food. 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. American Museum of Natural History. Boudet, ; Elliot, ; Rosenberg, This marmoset typically resides in rainforestsliving an arboreal life high in the trees, but below the canopy. It does not have an opposable thumb and its nails tend to have a claw-like appearance.


However, it cqllithrix a parasite on other species of trees because it creates sores in trees in order to extract sap, while offering no apparent benefit to the trees. Mutualist Species Fruit trees.

Black-pencilled marmosets use a series of predator-specific vocalizations as well as visual scanning in their antipredation strategies. Archived from the original pdf on They also appear to be migratory, often moving in relation to the wet or dry seasons, however, the extent of their migration is unknown.

The communication of black-pencilled marmosets has callithrrix been fully studied, however, it is believed that they communicate mostly through vocalizations. As twins are very common among marmosets, additional support for the mother is often required.

Black-pencilled marmosets are diurnal and live in groups of 2 to 14, which typically consist of a reproductive couple and their offspring. Black-pencilled marmosets are vulnerable to a wide range of both terrestrial and aerial predators.

Aerial predators, large raptorsare considered the marmosets greatest threat, but they are also preyed upon by a variety of snakes and wild cats. Geographic Range Black-pencilled marmosets peniicllata found in the Neo-tropical gallery forests of the Brazilian Central Plateau. Black-pencilled marmosets commonly feed on tree sap. Boudet, ; Elliot, ; Miranda and Faria,

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