marmoset

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marmoset

A New World monkey of South and Central America. With a lifespan of 5 to 7 years and a maximum lifespan of 16½ years, marmosets are the shortest-lived anthropoid primates. They display age-related pathologies that mirror those of humans, such as cancer, amyloidosis, diabetes and chronic renal disease, and have predictable age-related differences in lean mass, calf circumference, albumin, haemoglobin and hematocrit. Features of spontaneous sensory and neurodegenerative change (e.g., reduced neurogenesis, beta-amyloid deposition in the cerebral cortex, loss of calbindin D28k binding and presbycusis) appear between age 7 and 10.

marmoset

a small (1 to 2 ft), yellow-green monkey; they are fruit-eaters, arboreal and diurnal. Called also Callithrix spp., Leontideus spp., Saguinus spp.

common marmoset
South American monkey 9 inches long, soft fur, bushy tail, hair black at base, yellow in the middle, white at the tip. Called also Callithrix jacchus.
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Ecologia e comportamento de Callithrix jacchus (Primates: Callitrichidae) numa ilha de floresta Atlantica.
sample Specie Gender Age Origin Posi- tive PCR 07 Cebus apella M A Zoo Sorocaba, SP UTR 13 Callittrix M A Zoo Sorocaba, SP UTR penicilata 15 Cebus apella M A Zoo Sorocaba, SP UTR 18 Cebus apella F A Parque Tiete, SP ORF-2 21 Cebus apella M A Zoo Campinas, SP UTR 27 Callithrix jacchus F A Zoo Sorocaba, SP UTR 32 Callithrix jacchus M A Zoo Sorocaba, SP ORF-2 65 Alouatta caraya F A Zoo Mogi-Mirim, SP UTR 66 Cebus apella F A Zoo Guarulhos, SP UTR 71 Allo uata fusca F Y Zoo Taboao da SP UTR Serra, 79 Allo uata fusca F A Zoo Sao Paulo, SP UTR 85 Saimiri sciureus M A Zoo Sao Paulo, SP UTR 87 Leontopithecus M A Zoo Sao Paulo, SP UTR chrysomelas 92 Gallus g.
Os saguis, Callithrix Jacchus e Penicillata, como especies invasoras na regiao de ocorrencia do Mico-Leao Dourado.
Matrilinial genetic structure within and among populations of the cooperatively breeding common marmoset, Callithrix jacchus.
Foram analisadas amostras de fezes de 18 primatas de quatro especies, sendo destes oito Cebus apella (macaco prego), quatro Macaca mulata (rhesus), quatro Callithrix jacchus (sagui-de-tufo-branco) e dois Callithrix penicillata (sagui-de-tufo-preto), oriundos de um zoologico e de um criatorio conservacionista localizados nos municipios de Cachoeira do Sul e Santa Maria, no Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil.
Another species of mammals that has adapted well to live in patchy environments where semi natural and urban habitats mingle in north-eastern Brazil is the Tufted-eared marmoset Callithrix jacchus, Callithrichidae, Primates (Alonso and Langguth, 1989; Mendes Pontes and Monteiro da Cruz, 1995; Roda and Mendes Pontes, 1998); this species is sympatric with the white-eared opossums and shows a fairly similar diet composed of fruits, insects, invertebrates, and small vertebrates (e.
Cabrera and Yeppes (1940) state that in some regions of Central America primates are its favorite prey, and Ximenes (1982) reported a marmoset Callithrix jacchus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Callitrichidae) in a stomach content from Paraiba, northeast Brazil.