White-headed marmoset

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White-headed marmoset[1][2]
Sagui-de-cara-branca C. geoffroyi.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Callitrichidae
Genus: Callithrix
Species: C. geoffroyi
Binomial name
Callithrix geoffroyi
(E. Geoffroy in Humboldt, 1812)
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White-headed Marmoset range
  • albifrons Thunberg, 1819
  • leucocephalus Humboldt, 1812
  • leucogenys Gray, 1870
  • maximiliani Reichenbach, 1862
  • melanotis Lesson, 1840

The white-headed marmoset (Callithrix geoffroyi), also known as the tufted-ear marmoset, Geoffroy's marmoset, or Geoffrey's marmoset, is a marmoset endemic to Brazil. It is known as the sagüi or sauim in Brazil.[4]

One of the more common cebids in captivity, many zoos keep and breed the species. In fact, some zoos have to use methods of stopping their animals' breeding.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Groves, C. P. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 130. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ Rylands AB and Mittermeier RA (2009). "The Diversity of the New World Primates (Platyrrhini)". In Garber PA, Estrada A, Bicca-Marques JC, Heymann EW, Strier KB. South American Primates: Comparative Perspectives in the Study of Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation. Springer. pp. 23–54. ISBN 978-0-387-78704-6. 
  3. ^ Rylands, A. B. & Mendes, S. L. (2008). Callithrix geoffroyi. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2 January 2009.
  4. ^ "Callithrix geoffroyi - White-headed Marmoset". Infonatura. NatureServe. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 

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