(E. Geoffroy in Humboldt, 1812)
The buffy-tufted marmoset (Callithrix aurita), also known as the buffy tufted-ear marmoset or white-eared marmoset, is a New World monkey that lives in the forests on the Atlantic coast of southeast Brazil. Of all the marmosets, it has the southernmost range.
The buffy-tufted marmoset resembles the common marmoset but is somewhat larger. It has grey-black skin, a touched tail and white ear-tufts which flop over more distinctly than the common marmoset's.
Unlike most other marmosets, the buffy-tufted marmoset almost exclusively eats insects. It does not eat tree sap, which is why it has a very small snout.
Little is known about the buffy-tufted marmoset reproductive patterns. Gestation is approximately 170 days and births are typically of twin offspring.
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