IUCN red list status:
Least Concern

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Pygmy Marmoset

About the Pygmy Marmoset

The pygmy marmoset is the world’s smallest monkey. Pygmy marmosets have sharp, claw-shaped nails on all their digits except for their big toe. Pygmy marmosets are sometimes referred to as ‘gummivores’ because gums form an important part of their diet.

These small monkeys have brown fur and a long tail like a squirrel. They spend their time in the trees and many species live in the rainforest surrounding the Amazon River, or in the tropical forests along the Atlantic coastline.

Did you know?

They’re one of the smallest primates with a fully grown adult weighing on average 119g, that’s less than your average mobile phone.