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Callithrix geoffroyi (Geoffroy's marmoset)

Synonyms: Hapale melanotis; Jacchus leucocephalus; Jacchus leucogenys; Jacchus maximiliani; Simia albifrons

Wikipedia Abstract

The white-headed marmoset (Callithrix geoffroyi), also known as the tufted-ear marmoset, Geoffroy's marmoset, or Geoffrey's marmoset, is a marmoset endemic to Brazil. It is known as the sagüi or sauim in Brazil. One of the more common callitrichids in captivity, many zoos keep and breed the species. In fact, some zoos have to use birth-control methods for them.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 3.2
EDGE Score: 1.44


Adult Weight [2]  342 grams
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Frugivore, Nectarivore
Diet - Fruit [3]  30 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  20 %
Diet - Nectar [3]  40 %
Diet - Vertibrates [3]  10 %
Forages - Arboreal [3]  100 %
Arboreal [1]  Yes
Maximum Longevity [2]  18 years


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Bahia coastal forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Bahia interior forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southern Atlantic mangroves Brazil Neotropic Mangroves  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Atlantic Forest Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay Yes

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Amazon World
Apenheul Primate Park
Banham Zoo Ltd.
Beale Park
Blackpool Zoo
Brandywine Zoo
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Callitrichid Research Center
Charles Paddock Zoo
Cheyenne Mtn Zoological Park
Chicago Zoological Park
City of Belfast Zoo
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Colchester Zoo
Dakota Zoo
Denver Zoological Gardens
Dierenpark Amersfoort
Dierenpark de Oliemeulen (Zoo Tilburg)
Dierenpark Emmen
Drusillas Zoo Park
Dudley Zoological Gardens
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
El Paso Zoo
Exmoor Zoological Park
Faunia (Parque Biologico De Madrid,SA)
Fundacao Parque Zoologico de Sao Paulo
GaiaPark, Kerkrade Zoo
Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park
Greater Vancouver Zoo
Hai Park Kiriat Motzkin
Henry Vilas Zoo
Jardim Zoologico / Lisbon Zoo
Jesperhus Blomsterpark
Knoxville Zoological Gardens
La Vallée des Singes
Lincoln Park Zoological Gardens
Little Rock Zoological Gardens
Longleat Safari Park
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Marineland Mallorca
Mountain View Conservation & Breeding
Mulhouse Zoo
Museum de Besancon
Newquay Zoo (Cornwall Animal World)
North of England Zoological Society
Nyíregyházi Állatpark Nonprofit KFT
Oasys Parque del Desierto de Tabernas
Ogrod Zoobotaniczny Torun
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Opolu, Opole
Parc Zoologic de Barcelona
Parc Zoologique de Champrépus
Parc Zoologique de La Palmyre
Parc Zoologique de Lille
Parc Zoologique de Paris (MNHN)
Park i Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowie
Phoenix Zoo
Reserve Africaine de Sigean
Reserve Zoologique de Calviac
Rodbaston College
Rostock Zoologischer Garten
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
San Diego Wild Animal Park
San Diego Zoo
Silver Springs Park
Skansen Akvariet
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Sofia Zoological Gardens
South Lakes Wild Animal Park
St. Augustine Alligator Farm
Staten Island Zoo
Sunset Zoo
Szeged Zoo
The Parrot Zoo
The Philadelphia Zoo
Thoiry Zoological Park
Tiergarten Heidelberg
Trevor Zoo at Millbrook School
Trotter's World of Animals
Twycross Zoo
Walford & North Shropshire College
Welsh Mountain Zoo
Whipsnade Wild Animal Park
Wild Animal Park Mechelen Planckendael
Wilhelma Zoo
Zoo am Meer Bremerhaven GmbH
Zoo d'Asson
Zoo de La Fleche
Zoo de Santillana y Parque Cuaternario
Zoo of Antwerp
Zoo Osnabrück
Zoo Parc Overloon
Zoo Zürich
Zoobotanico de Jerez
Zoological Center Tel Aviv - Ramat Gan
Zoological Society of London
Zoologicka Zahrada Jihlava
Zoologicka Zahrada Kosice
Zoologischer Garten Magdeburg
Zoologischer Garten Saarbruecken
Zoologischer Garten Schmiding

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
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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Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access