Callimico

Callimico

 

a genus of New World monkeys. Body length, 18–25 cm; tail length, 25-32 cm. The animal dwells in the Amazon Basin. The genus has one species, Callimico goeldii, and occupies an intermediary place between the families Callithricidae (monkeys with claws on the fingers) and Cebidae (monkeys with prehensile tails). Members of the genus Callimico have claws on their extremities, as do members of the family Callithricidae. They have three molars, as do members of the family Cebidae (there are only two in Callithricidae). Some zoologists classify Callimico as an independent family.

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Regh (2005) found that Callimico goeldii (Goeldi's monkey) occurs mainly in bamboo forests in Acre.
Hallazgo del genero Callimico (Mammalia, Primates) en Colombia.
Review of G Massimilla, Callimico Aitia: Libri Primo e Secondo (Pisa 1996).
Distribucion y densidad de Callimico goeldii en el norte de Bolivia: un estudio en el departamento de Pando.
Familia Callitrichidae Callimico Miranda- Ribeiro, 1912 Callimico Amazonia Ama, Put 90-500 goeldii (Thomas, 1904) Cebuella Gray, 1866 Cebuella Amazonia Ama, Caq, Put 90-500 pygmaea (Spix, 1823) Saguinus Hoffmannsegg, 1807 Saguinus fuscus Amazonia Ama, Caq, Met, 90-500 (Lesson, 1840) Put Saguinus Pacifica Ant, Cho 0-500 geoffroyi (Pucheran, 1845) Saguinus Amazonia Ama inustus (Schwartz, 1951) Saguinus Andina, Caribe Ant, Bol, Cal, 100-1600 leucopus Mag, Tol (Gunther, 1877) * Saguinus Amazonia nigricollis Spix, 1823 S.
imperator, con quienes muchas veces se asocian para formar grupos mixtos (Aquino y Encarnacion, 1994; Tirado-Herrera y Heymann, 2004), inclusive con Callimico goeldii (Poner, 2001).
AN--Rylands y Mittermeirer (2009) y Cortes-Ortiz (2009) recientemente asignan los Callimico, Callithrix, Cebuella, Leontopithecus, Mico, y Saguinus a la familia Callitrichidae, separandola de Cebidae; previamente Rylands et al.
A primate survey in northern Bolivia, with special reference to Goeldi's monkey, Callimico goeldii.