(Callithrix jacchus jacchus)
The White-tufted-ear Marmoset is distributed in north-east Brazil and is a Brazilian endemic. It has also been introduced into other areas of Brazil. It is found in caatinga, wooded savannah and, as in this case, on the edge of Atlantic Rain Forest remnants.
|It has large white tufts around the ear, a white spot on the forehead and the rest of the body is palish grey. The back and tail are banded pale and dark grey. Note that the marmoset in the first photo seems to have some sort of mange on its tail. Emmons treats this as a sub-species of the C. jacchus complex, Auricchio treats it as a full species and Eisenberg mentions both treatments.|
|Photos 1 and 2 were taken at
Murici in the state of Alagoas while photos 3 to 6 were taken at
a spring on the Mae da Lua Reserve near Itapajé,
Ceará. Photo 4 shows an adult and youngster drinking water
from the spring.
There is an excellent page about the White-tufted-ear Marmoset on Primate Info Net.
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