The Pygmy Marmoset is the world’s smallest monkey, head and body length varies from 117-152 mm and its tail length varies from 172-229 mm, or about 13 inches on average. The adult weight is only 85-140 grams or approximately four ounces on average! The Pygmy Marmoset is one of the cutest primates on this planet, they are no bigger than a soda can. Many people are interested in Pygmy Marmosets for pets because of how cute they are. The Pygmy Marmoset usually has a tawny coat, and a ringed tail that is as long as its body.
Pygmy Marmosets usually have a lifespan of about 6-9 years in captitivity, although a lifespan of 15 years has been recored before. Not much is known about native lifespan of Pygmy Marmosets.
Pygmy Marmosets are filed as Least concered under the endangered species categories, this means that they are not endangered but are in danger of becoming one. This is due to habitat desctruction primarily.
Subspecies: C. p. niveiventris, C. p. pygmaea
Other names: Cebuella pygmaea; dwergzijdeaapje (Dutch); ouistiti mignon (French); chambira, chichico, leoncillo, micoleaozinho, or titi (Spanish); dvargmarmosett or dvargsilkesapa (Swedish)
The Pygmy Marmoset is extremely adaptable to its environment, the specific adaptations of the Pygmy Marmoset is one reason why they are not endangered yet.