Santarem marmoset

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Santarem marmoset[1][2]
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Callitrichidae
Genus: Mico
Species: M. humeralifera
Binomial name
Mico humeralifera
(É. Geoffroy, 1812)
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Santarem Marmoset range
  • santaremensis Matschie, 1893

The Santarem marmoset (Mico humeralifera), also known as a black and white tassel-ear marmoset is a marmoset endemic to Brazil. It is found in a very restricted area between the Rio Tapajos and lower Rio Madeira and Rio Roosevelt.

It lives in groups of 5 to 15 individuals, feeding and is an omnivorous animal. It lives, mainly, in areas with dense viney vegetation.


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  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. & Silva Jr., J. S. (2008). Mico humeralifer. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2 January 2009.