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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.
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Eastern pygmy marmosets are native to the rainforests of western Brazil, southeastern Colombia, eastern Ecuador and eastern Peru where they are threatened by both habitat loss and being captured for the pet trade.
To find out whether the same principle held true for marmosets, Ghazanfar and his colleagues set up an experiment using pairs of fraternal twin marmosets, small, highly social monkeys from South America.
"Fortunately, the family worked with us, and were happy for the marmoset to be signed over into our care."
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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., 1999).
JOEY the marmoset monkey was rescued safely yesterday after three days of hiding from his owner.
The marmosets were captured with a multiple-entrance trap and anaesthetized using intramuscularly ketamine hydrochloride (Vetaset, Fort Dodge, Kansas, USA) 10mg kg-1 body weight with xylazine hydrochloride (Anasedan, Divisao Vetbrands Saude Animal, SP, BR) 0.5mg kg-1.
Mr Dorman added: "We also had some new animals joining our collection from within the UK and overseas as part of European and International Breeding Programmes, some of which included stick insects, beetles, millipedes, lemurs, marmosets, and a critically endangered female Amur leopard to pair with our male."
Common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus) are distributed across northeastern Brazil and exploit a range of forest types including the humid Atlantic Forest and the semiarid Caatinga scrublands [1].