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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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Common marmosets are small-bodied monkeys (adult body weight ~350 g) of the Callitrichidae family found throughout most of the Brazilian Northeast, where arboreal habitats are available.
Common marmosets live in social family groups and have a strict hierarchy ranking.
The stolen Brazilian common marmosets (Callithrix Jacchus) have grey heads and furry white ears and weigh between 500 grams to 700 grams.
Acute neuropathogenicity with experimental infection of equine herpesvirus 9 in common marmosets (Callithrixjacchus).
The raid, on Friday night, was the second within two weeks at the zoo - a baby from the same family was snatched in a similar break-in on Tuesday March 7 - and means its entire stock of Common Marmosets has been stolen.