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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Response to novel food and the role of social influences in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus) and Goeldi's monkeys (Callimico goeldii).
Departamento de Ucayali, Peru, 2009-2012 Orden Familia/Nombre cientifico Nombre Comun Espanol Marsupialis Didelphidae Didelphys marsupialis Intuto, zorro Xenarthros Dasyodidae Dasypus novemcintus Carachupa Priodontes maximus Yangunturo Myrmecophagidae Mymecophaga tridactyla Oso hormiguero Primates Callitrichidae Saguinus mystax Pichico barba blanca Saguinus fuscicollis Pichico comun Callimico goeldii Supay Pichico Cebidae Saimiri sp.
Fatal disseminated encephalitozoonosis in a captive, adult Goeldi's monkey (Callimico goeldii) and subsequent serosurvey of the exposed conspecifics.
This is an anatomical feature that occurs in Macaca nemestrina (Aziz & Dunlap), Cebus libidinosus (AversiFerreira et al.), Cebus albifrons (Cribillero et al.), Callimico goeldii (Osman Hill), Pongo pygmaeus (Aziz & Dunlap; Diogo & Wood; Primrose), and Macaca fascicularis (Kimura & Takai).
Regh (2005) found that Callimico goeldii (Goeldi's monkey) occurs mainly in bamboo forests in Acre.
Review of G Massimilla, Callimico Aitia: Libri Primo e Secondo (Pisa 1996).
rubicundus), and Goeldi's marmoset (Callimico goeldii), which are all considered to be endangered due to excessive hunting pressure.