- Common Name: Hershkovitz’s Marmoset
- Taxonomy Classification Year: 1977
- Monkey Size: 24 to 24 cm (9.4 to 9.4 in)
- Skin Color(s): Creamy white and brown
- Habitat: Forest, rainforest
- Diet: Herbivorous
- Native Countries: Brazil
Hershkovitz’s Marmoset Distribution
Hershkovitz’s Marmoset Characteristics
The Hershkovitz marmoset (Mico intermedia), also called the Aripuanã marmoset, is endemic to the Amazon rainforest of south-central Brazil.
- Like all relatively small primates, Hershkovitz marmosets reach a weight of 400 to 450 grams.
- The upper half of the body is creamy white, while the lower half is brown.
- In addition, the hind legs and tail are brown, and there is a yellow band on the thighs.
- The head is also creamy white; the face is hairless and gray or flesh-colored.
- There are small ear tufts on the ears.
Hershkovitz’s Marmoset Facts
- The common name references Philip Hershkovitz, an American zoologist.
- These monkeys are diurnal and sleep amidst lush vegetation or in tree cavities at night.
- Hershkovitz marmosets have been observed feeding on swarms of army ants (Eciton burchelli).
- Scent marks are distributed throughout their home range but more in peripheral areas and more frequently when encountering neighboring groups.
- Mating is not limited to a single pair; however, multiple adult females and males have been observed mating.
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