Callimico goeldii: Goeldi’s marmoset

Goeldi’s marmoset or Goeldi’s monkey [Callimico goeldii] is a small, South American New World monkey that lives in the upper Amazon Basin region of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. It is the only species classified in the genus Callimico, and the monkeys are sometimes referred to as “callimicos”.


Goeldi’s marmosets are blackish or blackish-brown in color and the hair on their head and tail sometimes has red, white, or silverly brown highlights. Their bodies are about 8–9 inches [20–23 cm] long, and their tails are about 10–12 inches [25–30 cm] long.

Photo: Singapore ZooSingapore, 20120716

Source: Wikipedia

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