- Common Name: Golden-white Bare-ear Marmoset
- Taxonomy Classification Year: 1922
- Monkey Size: 20.32 to 23 cm (8 to 9 in)
- Skin Color(s): Golden-white
- Habitat: Forest, rainforest
- Diet: Omnivorous
- Native Countries: Brazil
Golden-white Bare-ear Marmoset Distribution
White Marmoset Characteristics
The white marmoset (Mico leucippe), also called the golden-white bare-eared marmoset, is an endangered marmoset native to the Amazon rainforest of Pará, Brazil.
- The white marmoset has dense golden-white fur covering its body and signature tufts of white hair near its ears.
- White marmoset monkeys have hairless faces and ears and are sometimes called bare-eared marmosets.
- While other New World Monkeys have nails on all their toes, marmosets have claws on all toes except the big toe.
- The head and body length of these species is around 14 cm (6 in), and the tail is a bit longer.
- Adult white marmosets only weigh around 90 grams (3 ounces), while other species in the family reach 600 grams (1.3 pounds) or more.
White Marmoset Facts
- They are diurnal primates and prefer to live in small groups of about 4 to 15 individuals.
- Groups are usually territorial and comprise clear hierarchies, with only one dominant breeding pair at the top.
- Marmosets can be aggressive to defend their territory or assert their dominance against other groups. This aggression usually takes the form of violent biting, vocalizations, and threatening displays.
- They have specially adapted teeth that allow them to gnaw and remove tree bark to access plant exudates (such as resins, latex, and sap).
- White marmosets can live to a maximum of about sixteen and a half years. This is why they are considered among the shortest-lived primate species.
Suggested Reading: Remarkable Types of Monkeys (Names, Photos and More)
Cite This Page
BioExplorer.net. (2023, June 01). White Marmoset. Bio Explorer. https://www.bioexplorer.net/animals/mammals/monkeys/white-marmoset/.
BioExplorer.net. "White Marmoset" Bio Explorer, 01 June 2023, https://www.bioexplorer.net/animals/mammals/monkeys/white-marmoset/.
BioExplorer.net. "White Marmoset" Bio Explorer, June 01 2023. https://www.bioexplorer.net/animals/mammals/monkeys/white-marmoset/.