Buffy-headed Marmoset (Callithrix flaviceps)
Buffy-headed Marmoset, Vargem Alta, Espírito Santo, Brazil, March 2004 - click for larger image Vargem Alta, Espírito Santo, Brazil
March 2004

The Buffy-headed Marmoset is distributed in a small area of south-east Brazil between the rivers Doce and Paraíba. It is found in remnants of Atlantic Rain Forest and above 400 metres.

It is classified as Endangered and is a Brazilian endemic.

There is a dark mask round the eyes and nose, the head and ear-tufts are buffy, the back is banded buffy-orange and black and the underparts are buffy with black down the centre of the chest.

Buffy-headed Marmoset, Vargem Alta, Espírito Santo, Brazil, March 2004 - click for larger image Emmons treats this as a sub-species of C. jacchus, Auricchio treats it as a full species and Eisenberg mentions both treatments.
Buffy-headed Marmoset, Vargem Alta, Espírito Santo, Brazil, March 2004 - click for larger image
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