Munduruku Marmoset

IUCN Status: Vulnerable
  • Common Name: Munduruku marmoset
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 2019
  • Monkey Size: 18 to 27.60 cm (7.08 to 10.87 in)
  • Skin Color(s): Beige-yellowish
  • Habitat: Forest, rainforest
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Native Countries: Brazil

Munduruku Marmoset Distribution

Munduruku Marmoset Characteristics

The Munduruku marmoset[1] (Mico munduruku) is a marmoset native to Brazil. It is only found in the southern Amazon over an area of ​​about 120,000 km square, from the right bank of the Jamanxim River below the mouth of the Novo River to the mouth of the Tapajós River.

  • The Munduruku marmoset is a mostly white-haired monkey with a yellowish-buff back.
  • Their posture often gives the impression of a hunchback. Their pink faces and muzzles are covered in light-colored hair and have large brown eyes.
  • Their pointy ears are particularly recognizable, as they often stick out of their fur.
  • It has a white tail, unlike most other Amazon marmosets with black tails. This marmoset also has white feet, hands, and forearms with a yellowish-beige patch on the elbow.

Munduruku Marmoset Facts

  • The new species is named for the Munduruku Amerindians who inhabit the area.
  • Munduruku Marmosets have claw-like nails on all toes except for the hallux, which is used for climbing vertically and jumping between trees.
  • Their long mandibular incisors and incisor-like canines are used to bore holes in the bark of trees so they can obtain tree exudates, an essential part of their diet.
  • Their ability to feed on exudates allows them to survive in areas where the fruit is highly seasonal or poorly available.
  • Female species usually give birth to two or more babies at a time.

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Key References
  • [1]“The Munduruku marmoset: a new monkey species from southern Amazonia – PMC”. Accessed December 25, 2022. Link.

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