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Cebuella pygmaea pygmaea (pygmy marmoset)

Synonyms: Callithrix pygmaea; Hapale nigra; Midas leoninus


Arboreal [1]  Yes
Gestation [2]  4 months 5 days
Litter Size [2]  2
Litters / Year [4]  2
Maximum Longevity [2]  19 years
Snout to Vent Length [4]  6 inches (15 cm)
Weaning [2]  3 months 1 day
Adult Weight [2]  124 grams
Birth Weight [2]  16 grams
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Nectarivore
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  20 %
Diet - Nectar [3]  60 %
Diet - Vertibrates [3]  20 %
Forages - Arboreal [3]  100 %
Female Maturity [2]  1 year 10 months
Male Maturity [2]  1 year 9 months


Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela No

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Leopardus pardalis (Ocelot)[5]
Leopardus tigrinus (Oncilla)[5]
Leopardus wiedii (Margay)[5]
Puma yagouaroundi (Jaguarundi)[5]


Parasitized by 
Strongyloides stercoralis (threadworm)[6]
Trypanosoma cruzi[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map


South America;

External References



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
4Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
5Callithrix pygmaea, Wendy R. Townsend, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 665, pp. 1–6 (2001)
6Gibson, 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
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund