Silvery Marmoset

They eat a variety of food, including tree sap, small animals and fruit.


Also known as the Black-tailed marmoset, these small monkeys have a pale grey colouring which has led to them being named the Silvery marmoset.

  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

Like all marmosets and tamarins they have claws on their fingers rather than nails – this helps them grip the bark of the trees they climb.

They are highly sociable, living in groups up to 50 individuals. In a group it is only the alpha pair that will breed and other members of the group will assist with the carrying and protection of the infants.

Key Facts

Family:
Callitritchidae
Diet:
Sap and gum of trees, fruit, insects, and leaves.
Life Span:
8 - 16 years
Distribution:
Brazil, South and East of the Amazon basin.
Did you know?
They have a 30cm long tail which is longer than their body and helps them balance.

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