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35) This buffy-headed marmoset shows the forward pointing eyes and grasping fingers which indicate these small animals really are primates. Unlike most other monkeys, marmosets almost always have twins. They are able to care for two infants at a time because fathers and older siblings help carry the new babies. Small monkey with reddish fur on head sitting on a branch. Notice that she is holding an object in the right hand.
Notes: Small monkey with reddish fur on head sitting on a branch. Notice that she is holding an object in the right hand.
Scientific name: Callithrix flaviceps
Member of the Callitrichid family
Single births are the norm in all Primate families except the Callitrichids.
Photo © by: Luis Claudio Marigo

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