Maues Marmoset

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Callitrichidae Mico Mico mauesi
IUCN Status: Least-Concern
  • Common Name: Maués Marmoset
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 1992
  • Monkey Size: 20 to 23 cm (7.87 to 9.06 in)
  • Skin Color(s): Chocolate-brown
  • Habitat: Forest, rainforest
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Native Countries: Brazil

Maués Marmoset Distribution

Maués Marmoset Characteristics

The Maués marmoset[1] (Mico mauesi) is a marmoset native to Brazil. It is only found on the western bank of the Maués Açu River in the state of Amazonas.

  • The Maués marmoset is chocolate brown above, with faint grayish stripes on its back, silver stripes on its thighs, and an orange underside.
  • The face has a black circumbuccal area that is otherwise pink with silvery-brown cheek patches.
  • The ears are surrounded by thick tufts of silver-brown fur held unusually erect; the overall impression was described as “neatly cropped“.
  • The feet are a light orange tint, and the tail has a hint of narrow white rings.

Maués Marmoset Facts

  • Maués marmosets are arboreal and diurnal, spending most of their lives in trees.
  • They remain within their home range as they traverse the forest canopy, depending on the availability of plant exudates.
  • These marmosets wake up 30 minutes after sunrise and eat intensely for an hour; the rest of the day is spent foraging, socializing, and resting.
  • Common marmoset groups retain their juvenile members until adulthood, after which the males migrate to other groups.
  • The dominance hierarchy in marmoset species is related to reproductive status. Typically, a breeding pair dominates the family and maintains its status through the aggressive defense.

Suggested Reading: Different Types of Monkeys

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Key References
  • [1]“New Occurrence Records of Maués Marmoset, Mico mauesi (Primates, Callitrichidae)”. Accessed December 25, 2022. Link.


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