Range and Habitat: Common marmosets are small New World monkeys endemic to Brazil. Common marmosets are adapted to an arboreal (tree-welling) life style and often inhabit dry forests that are markedly different from the humid rainforests of Amazonia.
Common marmosets are active for 11 to 12 hours per day, usually from 30 minutes after sunrise to 30 minutes before sunset.
Common marmosets are exudativore insectivores-- meaning they mostly feed on gum, sap, latex, resin, and insects, but will also consume fruits, seeds, flowers, fungi, nectar, snails, lizards, tree frogs, bird eggs, nestlings, and infant mammals.
Fun Facts: Common marmosets are vigilant and have specialized alarm calls to alert other marmosets of potential predators. They have a tendency to give birth to non-identical twins, which is unusual for primates.