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marmoset

(mär`məzĕt'), name for many of the small, squirrellike New World monkeysmonkey,
any of a large and varied group of mammals of the primate order. The term monkey includes all primates that do not belong to the categories human, ape, or prosimian; however, monkeys do have certain common features.
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 of the family Callithricidae. Members of this family are all found in tropical South America, with one species found also in Central America. They range in size from the pygmy marmoset, which is 8 in. (20 cm) long including the tail and weighs 3 oz (85 g), to species about the size of house rats. Many of the larger species are called tamarins. Most marmosets and tamarins are brightly colored, and many are ornamented with manes, ear tufts, or mustaches. Their tails are long and furry. Day active, gregarious animals, they scurry through trees and chatter in shrill voices. They feed on plant matter as well as on insects and other small animals. Females usually bear twins, and it is claimed that in some species the male takes a large part in the care of the young. Most spectacular is the golden lion marmoset, with flaming, golden fur and a luxuriant mane. Marmosets have long been valued as pets. They are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Primates, family Callithricidae.

Marmoset

An antic figure, usually grotesque, introduced into architectural decoration in the 13th century.

marmoset

[′mär·mə‚set]
(vertebrate zoology)
Any of 10 species of South American primates belonging to the family Callithricidae; individuals are primitive in that they have claws rather than nails and a nonprehensile tail.

marmoset, marmouset

An antic figure, usually grotesque, introduced into architectural decoration in the 13th cent.

marmoset

1. any small South American monkey of the genus Callithrix and related genera, having long hairy tails, clawed digits, and tufts of hair around the head and ears: family Callithricidae
2. pygmy marmoset a related form, Cebuella pygmaea: the smallest monkey, inhabiting tropical forests of the Amazon
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It read: 'For sale/adoption: Lovely marmoset, female, semi-tame, make nice pet or breeding stock.
Activity in the other areas--the cingulate cortex, temporal cortex, cerebellum, and hippocampus--suggests that sexually stimulated male marmosets evaluate the quality of potential mates, Snowdon says.
In contrast, the Satere marmoset does not appear to be threatened, Mittermeier said.
Eastern pygmy marmosets are native to the rainforests of western Brazil, southeastern Colombia, eastern Ecuador and eastern Peru where they are threatened by both habitat loss and being captured for the pet trade.
Even though marmosets can't "talk" in the same way humans do, understanding marmoset communication may help us understand the evolution and development of speech.
is a concern for us USPCA yesterday Last night a USPCA spokesman added: "The fad for exotic pets such as marmosets and their availability at the touch of a button is a mega concern for the USPCA.
Marmosets have very complex and specialist needs, which it would be practically impossible to meet in a domestic house such as this one.
Adult wasps (Vespidae) and velvet ants (Mutilidae) have not been previously recorded in marmoset diets.
com/pygmy-marmoset/) pygmy marmoset is the smallest type of monkey, with adults weighing around a quarter of a pound.
In this study, researchers at EMBL's European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and the Wellcome TrustMedical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute at the University of Cambridge mapped when and where genes were expressed (turned on or off) during early development of the mouse and common marmoset, a nonhuman primate species.
bovine (variant 3--Desmodus rotundus), dog (variant 2--Canis familiaris), crab eating fox (Cerdocyon thous) and marmoset (Challithrix jaccus).
Here, we propose to study the host cell restriction factors that block the replication of HIV-1 in common marmoset cells, with the long term goal of developing a new animal model for HIV-1 infection using the common marmoset, a New World monkey, as a host animal.