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Mico argentatus (silvery marmoset)

Synonyms: Callithrix argentata

Wikipedia Abstract

The silvery marmoset (Mico argentatus) is a New World monkey that lives in the eastern Amazon Rainforest in Brazil. The fur of the silvery marmoset is colored whitish silver-grey except for a dark tail. Remarkable are its naked, flesh-colored ears which stand out from the skin. They reach a size of 18 to 28 cm (7.1 to 11.0 in) and weigh from 300 to 400 g (11 to 14 oz). The diet of the silvery marmosets predominantly consists of tree sap. To a lesser extent, they also eat bird eggs, fruit, insects, and small vertebrates.
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Adult Weight [2]  343 grams
Birth Weight [2]  35 grams
Female Maturity [2]  10 months 4 days
Male Maturity [2]  11 months 4 days
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [3]  60 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  20 %
Diet - Vertibrates [3]  20 %
Forages - Arboreal [3]  100 %
Arboreal [1]  Yes
Gestation [2]  4 months 24 days
Litter Size [2]  2
Litters / Year [2]  3
Maximum Longevity [2]  17 years
Weaning [2]  4 months


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Gurupa varzea Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Marajó varzea Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Tapajós-Xingu moist forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Xingu-Tocantins-Araguaia moist forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Defensores del Chaco National Park II 1792493 Paraguay  
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park II 4006523 Bolivia  
Río Negro National Park II 73775 Paraguay  
Tinfunqué National Park 607935 Paraguay  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Cerrado Brazil No


Parasitized by 
Primasubulura distans <Unverified Name>[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Amazon World
Blackpool Zoo
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Societyargentata
Central Park Zooargentata
CERZA Centre d'Etude Rech Zool Augeron
Colchester Zoo
Dierenpark Wissel
Drusillas Zoo Park
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
Exmoor Zoological Park
Fundacao Parque Zoologico de Sao Paulo
Jardim Zoologico / Lisbon Zooargentata
La Vallée des Singes
Museum de Besancon
Odsherreds Zoo Dyrepark A/S
Paradise Wildlife Parkargentata
Parc Zoologique d'Amneville
Reaseheath College Animal Centre
Shaldon Wildlife Trust
Singapore Zoological Gardens
Szeged Zoo
Tierpark Berlin-Friedrichsfelde GmbH
Twycross Zoo
Whipsnade Wild Animal Park
Zoo d'Asson
Zoo Krefeld GmbH
Zoo Parc de Beauval
Zoologicka Zahrada Jihlavaargentata
Zoologicka zahrada Olomouc
Zoologischer Garten Leipzig

Range Map

South America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access