Common Marmoset Callithrix jacchus

Common Marmoset
Common Marmoset
Common Marmoset
Marmosets have long incisors (front teeth) adapted to chisel small holes in trees to drink sap and gum. Tamarins have longer canine teeth for meat eating. The Common Marmoset has distinctive, large, white ear-tufts, as well as the rich, grey fur interspersed with warm brown patches on its back usual in many marmosets. Most primates have hands with fingers and fingernails but marmosets have claws to run up trees and tear into tree bark.
Common Marmosets
Common Marmoset
Common Marmoset
It is also known as the White-tufted Marmoset and is native to the Amazon Basin. Like other marmosets, male and female Common Marmoset have a similar appearance.