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Marmosets and Tamarins

Primate Gallery Archive

Primate Gallery Archive

A new version of the Primate Gallery is in development. Unfortunately, the Primate Gallery is no longer available on the website, since Apple recently canceled this web service.

Recently discovered primate species and hundreds of photos will be added to this primatology website.


Common marmoset

Common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus). Photo by Claire F.I. Watson

Common Marmoset Care, a new website, promotes the welfare of captive common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus) and illustrates their behavioural repertoire.

Designed to be approachable and fun to use, as well as instructive, the site is interactive and is illustrated extensively with photos and over 120 video clips to enjoy.

Golden Lion Tamarin

Golden lion tamarin

Golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia)

Only about 1,000 golden lion tamarins remain in the wild – inhabiting a small area of tropical forest northeast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The rich color of their coat is thought to be a product of sunlight exposure and the presence of carotenids in their diet.  A special characteristic of this group of primates is their tendency to give birth to twins, which is unusual among primates.

Golden lion tamarin facts

Goeldi’s Monkey

Goeldi's Monkey

Goeldi's Monkey (Callimico goeldii), also known as Goeldi's marmoset.

Goeldi’s monkeys are a monotypic species, and are placed in their own genus Callimico (Groves 2005). Goeldi’s Monkey Facts

Pygmy Marmoset

pygmy marmoset

Pygmy marmoset (Callithrix pygmaea)

Pygmy marmosets are the smallest monkeys in the world, weighing a mere 119 g (4.20 oz) on average and measuring, on average, 136 mm (5.35 in).
Pygmy Marmoset Facts