Silvery Marmoset

Silvery Marmoset

Mico argentatus
Silvery Marmoset at Tayto Park

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The Silvery Marmoset is one of the 14 species of Amazonian marmoset in the genus Mico. They are new world monkeys, which means they are from South and Central America. Silvery marmosets have a stunning silver-white body, with a dark tail and bare face and ears. Like other marmosets and tamarins they don’t have nails on their fingers but instead, have modified claws which help them grip the bark when they are climbing trees.

Conservation Status:

The IUCN lists Silvery Marmosets as least concern. However, their numbers are likely declining, due to the habitat destruction and fragmentation occurring throughout the Amazon.

LC Least Concern NT Near Threatened VU Vulnerable EN Endangered CR Critically Endangered EX Extinct

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