|Description:||The black-tailed marmoset is a small monkey found in parts of the Amazon rainforest. They are a dark greyish brown on the body with a lighter underside and a much darker, black tail. Unlike other marmosets, they have a stripe of yellow or white fur running down the thigh. Claws on their fingers help them climb trees in the rainforest.||Habitat & Distribution:||These small monkeys are found in rainforests in Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil. They occur further south than most marmosets and are the southernmost species of the genus Mico, even occuring naturally outside of the Amazon rainforest.|
|Diet:||Tree sap is an important part of the black-tailed marmoset's diet, but they also eat fruits, pollen, flowers and some small animals.|
|Conservation Status:||Least concern.|
|Did you know?||
Black-tailed marmosets can have up to four young but it is normal for a female to produce twins.
Family life is important to black-tailed marmosets. They live in extended family groups of up to 15 individuals and all members of the family will help to care for any infants.
Deforestation to make way for plantations has caused this species to widen its range in search of suitable habitat.