Common Marmoset Skull Replica

$109.00

Common Marmosets have an arboreal locomotion similar to squirrels. They can hang onto trees vertically and leap between them, and run across branches quadrupedally.

Description

Common Marmoset Skull Replica measures 1.8 inches. Common Marmoset Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane resin cast. Made in USA. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

The Common Marmoset (Callithrix jacchus), also called White-tufted Marmoset or White-tufted-ear Marmoset, is a New World monkey. It originally lived on the northeastern coast of Brazil, in the states of Piaui, Paraiba, Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte, Pernambuco, Alagoas, and Bahia.

Common Marmosets are very small monkeys with relatively long tails. Males are slightly larger than females; males have an average height of 7.40 in. and females have an average height of 7.28 in. Males weigh 9.03 oz. on average and females weigh 8.32 oz. on average.

The pelage of the marmoset is multicolored, being sprinkled with brown, grey, and yellow. It also has white ear tufts and the tail is banded. Its face has black across the nose-area skin and a white blaze on the forehead. The coats of infants are brown and yellow with the ear tuft developing later.

As with other members of the genus Callithrix, the common marmosets have claw-like nails known as tegulae on most of their fingers. Only their big toes have the flat nails or ungulae that most other primates have.

The Common Marmoset’s claw-like nails, incisor shape, and gut specialization reflect their unique diet, which is primarily made of plant exudates and insects. Common marmosets feed on gum, sap, latex, and resin. They use their nails to cling to the side of a tree, and with their long lower incisors, chew a hole in the tree. The marmoset then licks up the exudates or swoops them with the teeth. From 20 to 70% of the marmoset’s feeding behavior includes eating exudates.

Marmosets also eat fruits, seeds, flowers, fungi, nectar, snails, lizards, tree frogs, bird eggs, nestlings, and infant mammals.

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Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 1.8 × 1.1 × 1.3 in
Common Marmoset Facts

Conservation status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Callitrichidae
Genus: Callithrix
Species: C. jacchus
Binomial name: Callithrix jacchus