Weid's black-tufted-ear Marmoset Callithrix kuhli
Weid's black-tufted-ear Marmoset, Camacã, Bahia, Brazil, March 2004 - click for larger image Camacã, Bahia, Brazil
March 2004 and November 2008

The Weid's black-tufted-ear Marmoset is distributed in Bahia, Brazil between the Rio de Contas and the Rio Doce and is a Brazilian endemic.

Weid's black-tufted-ear Marmoset, Camacã, Bahia, Brazil, March 2004 - click for larger image We found the group shown in photos 1 to 3 at about 900 metres near the summit of the Serra Bonita at the edge of low humid forest. Photos 4 and 5 were taken four years later lower down the hill near the lodge.

It has a light grey face with a white forehead, the ear-tufts are black, the back is black and grey while the legs and lower back have rufous-brown patches as can be seen particularly well on the second photo. The tail is black with whitish rings.

The second group look different from the first with less white on the face and look more like illustrations of C. penicillata that I have seen.

Weid's black-tufted-ear Marmoset, Camacã, Bahia, Brazil, March 2004 - click for larger image Emmons treats this as a sub-species of the C. jacchus complex, Auricchio treats it as a full species and Eisenberg mentions both treatments.
Weid's black-tufted-ear Marmoset, Camacã, Bahia, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image
Weid's black-tufted-ear Marmoset, Camacã, Bahia, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image
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