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11) Smaller primates, such as this South American buffy-headed marmoset, use another tree product as a food source -- tree sap or gum. These animals, about the size of a squirrel, lead a very active life in the trees. Very small monkey with reddish head clings to a tree trunk. Notice beads of sap on tree.
Notes:Very small monkey with reddish head clings to a tree trunk. Notice beads of sap on tree.
Scientific name: Callithrix flaviceps
marmoset -- MAR-mah-set
Question: What form of tree sap do humans eat? (Answers -- maple syrup, chicle)
Photo © by: Luis Claudio Marigo

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