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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On one site, next to classified adverts for cars, a woman calling herself Lisa Lishinto from Shropshire offered a marmoset for sale.
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A team of researchers from the United States and Germany gave four male marmosets whiffs of an alcohol-water solution containing genital-gland secretions from ovulating females, the same secretions from females without ovaries, or no secretions.
The golden lion tamarin with its flowing mane and long reddish fur is possibly the best known of the 18 species of marmoset and is one of the world's most critically endangered mammals.
Director Dr Alison Cronin said: "Milo was starved of the companionship and interaction marmosets crave.
A 27-year-old man and 29-year-old woman who owned the marmoset were banned from keeping all animal except dogs for three years and ordered to pay costs of PS100 each.
the "After giving the babies their regular feeds, mum Audrey, like all other female Eastern pygmy marmosets, steps aside while dad takes on the parental chores.
One twin in each pair got consistent feedback, mirroring what a young marmoset would receive from an especially attentive parent; the other twin got less consistent feedback on their vocalizations.
Aaron described the male marmoset as a very adventurous pet who loves being out of his cage, climbing and running around the house.
Fortunately, the family worked with us, and were happy for the marmoset to be signed over into our care.
FRIENDS OUR AT DUDLEY Section Leader Pat Stevens said: "We're delighted to welcome another set of twins to the group five months after the arrival of our last two baby marmosets.
At most sites, the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) feeds primarily on plant exudates, whereas animal prey generally contributes less than 10% of feeding records, although other marmosets may be more insectivorous (Martins and Setz, 2000), and one study based on the analysis of stomach contents in golden-handed tamarins (Saguinus midas) indicated that behavioural data may underestimate the consumption of animal prey considerably (Pack et al.