Cebuella – Pygmy marmosets

Native to the western Amazon Basin, they are some of the smallest primates in the world

The genus includes two species, the Western pygmy marmoset and the Eastern pygmy marmoset. They are native to the rainforests of the western Amazon Basin in Brazil, South America. There are only a few morphological differences between these two species, as they might have slightly different coat colors.

They primarily feed on tree gum. Their teeth are adapted to feed on gum; those specialized incisors can gouge trees and stimulate sap flow. They lap it with their tongue when the sap accumulates in the hole.