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7) Another characteristic way of moving in trees found in some primate species is branch running and walking. These marmosets, among the smallest of the primates, spend their entire lives in the trees of tropical rain forests. Compared to other mammals, primates have large eyes and small snouts. Vision is their most important sense. Small monkeys feeding in a tree. Although these animals are native to South America, this photo was taken in a Scottish woodland.
Notes: Small monkeys feeding in a tree. Although these animals are native to South America, this photo was taken in a Scottish woodland.
Scientific name: Callithrix jacchus (Common marmoset)
marmoset -- MAR-mah-set
Photo © by: Arnold Chamove

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