Thursday, January 14, 2010

Marmoset

Marmoset is not a kind of marmot, but more similar to monkey or phalanger. Marmoset have a long tailed monkey. Marmoset comprise of the 4 genera and 33 species of the family Callithycidae, order Primates. They are among the world's smallest monkeys. The weight of marmoset about 0,45 kg (1 lb) and measuring or length of marmoset about 20 to 35 cm (8 - 14 in).
The tail become special because the tail long about 25 to 45 cm (10 - 16 in), longer than the body. The fur is long and variable in color. Marmoset inhabit in tropical forest like in Panama and South America. They feed of fruit, insect and spiders. The male assist in the birth of the young and carries them on his back between feedings.


The catoon-top of marmoset is a native rain forests of Colombia, is among the world's smallest, about 25 cm (10 in) in combined head and body length. This monkey's name is derived from its shaggy, while crest.

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