Satéré Marmoset

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Callitrichidae Mico Mico saterei
IUCN Status: Least-Concern
  • Common Name: Sateré Marmoset
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 1998
  • Monkey Size: 14 to 18 cm (5.51 to 7.08 in)
  • Skin Color(s): Dark red-brown
  • Habitat: Forest
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Native Countries: Brazil

Sateré Marmoset Distribution

Satéré Marmoset Characteristics

The Satéré marmoset[1] (Mico saterei) is native to Brazil, and its genus is characterized by claw-like nails rather than the flat nails of other primates, long lower incisors, a specialized caecum, and squirrel-like movements in trees.

  • Satéré marmoset has a bare face, orange-brown abdomen, and dark reddish-brown fur on its back and limbs.
  • Its most distinctive feature is its bright orange genitalia. In addition, both males and females have long, fleshy, lip-like appendages that frame the usual sex organs.
  • It’s a really odd adaptation, says primatologist Russell Mittermeier, president of Conservation International. We have no idea what its function might be.

Satéré Marmoset Facts

  • The squirrel-sized Satéré marmoset eats insects and fruit but specializes in chewing small holes in trees to extract gum.
  • These marmosets are active and live in the upper canopy of forest trees.
  • They have long lower incisors that allow them to chew holes in tree trunks and branches to collect the gums inside.
  • Satéré marmosets live in family groups of 3-15 individuals, consisting of one or two breeding females, an unrelated male, their young, and sometimes extended family members and unrelated individuals.
  • As relatively small primates, they are preyed upon by various mammals and birds, including big cats (like ocelots), owls, tree snakes, raptors, and martens.

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Key References
  • [1]“Satéré Marmoset”. Accessed December 23, 2022. Link.

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