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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.
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Marmoset

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

An antic figure, usually grotesque, introduced into architectural decoration in the 13th cent.
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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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Home range use and the exploitation of gum in the marmoset Callithrix jacchus. International Journal of Primatology 10:123-136.
Effect of removal from the family group on feeding behavior by captive (Callithrix jacchus).
At most sites, the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) feeds primarily on plant exudates, whereas animal prey generally contributes less than 10% of feeding records, although other marmosets may be more insectivorous (Martins and Setz, 2000), and one study based on the analysis of stomach contents in golden-handed tamarins (Saguinus midas) indicated that behavioural data may underestimate the consumption of animal prey considerably (Pack et al., 1999).
Especie Nombre comun Situacion experimental Prosimios Eulemur fulvus rufus Lemur de frente roja Cautiverio Propithecus verreauxi Sifaca de Verreaux Libertad Monos del nuevo mundo Cebus apella Capuchino cafe Cautiverio Cebus capucinus Capuchino de Cautiverio cara blanca Callithrix jacchus Marmoseta comun Cautiverio Sanguinus oedipus Tamarino cabeza Cautiverio de algodon Saimiri sciureus Mono ardilla Cautiverio Monos del viejo mundo Erythrocebus patas Mono patas Cautiverio Trachypithecus obscura Langur de anteojos Cautiverio Semnopithecus spp.
635134633 Chlorocebus sabaeus 8 296213630 Callithrix jacchus 9.
([section]) Human rabies transmitted by a marmoset monkey (Callithrix jacchus) ([paragraph]) Human rabies transmitter by a cat (variant nonhematophagous bat).
Traz ainda tres comunicacoes curtas: Glial cells aneuploid from culture of equine neonate spinal cord; Risco de transmissao da raiva humana pelo contato com saguis (Callithrix jacchus) no estado do Ceara, Brasil; e Lobacao pulmonar e distribuicao bronquica da jaritataca (Conepatus semistriatus, Boddaert, 1785)--comunicacao curta.
Model for the fetal recruitment of simian [gamma]-globin genes based on findings from two new world monkeys Cebus apella and Callithrix jacchus (Platyrrhini, Primates).
Infeccao natural do sagui Callithrix jacchus por tripanosoma do tipo cruzi.
Parthenogenetic activation of marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) oocytes and the development of marmoset parthenogenones in vitro and in vivo.
The stolen Brazilian common marmosets (Callithrix Jacchus) have grey heads and furry white ears and weigh between 500 grams to 700 grams.