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Sat Nov 23, 2019, 06:39 PM

FUN FACTS: Geoffroy's marmoset



Geoffroy's marmoset
Marmosets and tamarins are small, squirrel-like monkeys that have many features that are unusual among primates. Marmosets are arboreal with claws that help them to cling to tree trunks. Geoffroy's marmosets are omnivores native to the lowland rainforests of Brazil.

Tamarins and marmosets are the among the only monkeys or apes that regularly give birth to twins.

Scientists suggest that marmosets have evolved to take advantage of an insect diet, and as a part of the process have become smaller.

https://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/geoffroys-marmoset

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Reply FUN FACTS: Geoffroy's marmoset (Original post)
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The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 23 #1
Maraya1969 Nov 23 #2
Judi Lynn Nov 23 #3
in2herbs Nov 23 #4
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 06:40 PM

1. Cute little critter!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 06:49 PM

2. I believe this is the line wherein which male patterned baldness derived.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 07:01 PM

3. You're right! It took a while before they perfected it. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 08:29 PM

4. That's interesting. I don't know what it means but if insects are supposed to be high in

protein you would think they would grow, not become smaller.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 08:54 PM

5. What a cutie! Thanks!

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