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Sagui-da-serra-escuro (Buffy-tufted-ear marmoset)

Callithrix aurita (É. Geoffroy in Humboldt, 1812)


The Buffy-tufted-ear marmoset - scientific name: Callithrix aurita - is an specie endemic of Brazilian Atlantic Forest, that have conservation status Vulnerable (IUCN 3.1). It is a New World primate, of subfamily Callitrichinae, measuring from 19 to 24.8 cm (head-body), and having a not prehensile tail, with lenght from 27 to 35 cm. Inhabits the mountain forests of Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and east and northeast of São Paulo.



Atlantic Forest at about 840m from see level.


The town of the coordinates that I gave for search, is not DUQUE DE CAXIAS, as reports the search map of this page, but PETRÓPOLIS.

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Thank you, beaker98, Jim Nelson and venusflytrap2000.

CalebSteindel 5 years ago

Incredible spotting, congrats on your SOTW!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 5 years ago

Excellent spotting, Antonio, well done!

beaker98 5 years ago

Beautiful spotting Antonio! Congratulations!

Thank you for the SOTW, LisaPowers and PN Rangers.

LisaPowers 5 years ago

Congratulations AntonioCarlosDeBarrosCarvalho! This spotting has been chosen by our PN Rangers as our Spot of the Week!

Thank you, ChunXingWong!!!
All right, Leuba Ridgway, and please, don't worry!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

Thank you Antonio. I felt really bad about doing this to your brilliant spotting but unfortunately there are some dreadful people around. You are lucky to have seen this little creature. I hope he remains safely hidden in the forests...
Thank you for sharing this with us.

ChunXingWong 5 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

It's done, Leuba Ridgway!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

Antonio this is a great spotting however, given that this has a Vulnerable status, could you please edit and remove photos and notes indicating the exact location as quickly as possible. Also please move the pin on the map.

This advice is to discourage poachers and those in the pet trade.

This spotting will be monitored for amendments. Thank you.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Great spotting Antonio.

Thank you, LuisStevens and Marta RubioTexeira.

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

Pretty face!

LuisStevens 5 years ago

Nice looking fellow.

Petrópolis, RJ, Brazil

Spotted on May 17, 2012
Submitted on Feb 10, 2016

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