General Primate Information:

Marmosets and Tamarins

Habitat

Marmosets and tamarins are found primarily in the tropical rainforests of South America with a few remnant populations located in Central America. The common marmoset is distributed throughout the Atlantic Coastal Forest of northeastern Brazil. The common marmoset is entirely arboreal (tree dwelling) and prefers secondary or disturbed forests and edge habitat. Although the common marmoset utilizes a mixture of habitats, there are two criteria which usually must be met for the habitat to be appropriate:

Coat color and appearance

Body size

Dentition

Life History

Locomotion:

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