- 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 (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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