Pygmy marmoset

Extremely agile and flexible creatures, they could leap up to 4.57m (15 ft) vertically and rotate their head for up to 180 degrees

Malene Thyssen

The pygmy marmoset is an adorable and the smallest monkey still walking on the Earth. They are small enough to fit into a hand of a man. They have brown fur and a squirrel-like tail longer than their body. The tail helps them to balance themselves when traveling from tree to tree.

These primates have habits resembling a squirrel, such as hiding behind branches and tree trunks and fleeing freezing on occasion. They are generally active during cooler mornings and late afternoons. Their diet consists of fruits, nectar, insects, and leaves. However, they mainly feed on tree sap or gum.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Brazil
2015
Colombia
2015
Ecuador
2015
Peru
2015

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size)/ Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Troop

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No