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The marmosets are 22 New World monkey species of the genera Callithrix, Cebuella, Callibella and Mico.

All four genera are part of the biological family Callitrichidae. The term marmoset is also used in reference to the Goeldi's marmoset, Callimico goeldii, which is closely related.

Most marmosets are about 20 centimetres (8 in) long. Relative to other monkeys, they show some apparently primitive features: they have claws rather than nails, and tactile hairs on their wrists. They lack wisdom teeth and their brain layout seems to be relatively primitive. Their body temperature is unusually variable, changing by up to 4 °C (7 °F) in a day.

Marmosets are native to South America and have been found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru. They have also been spotted in Central America and Mexico. They are also raised in captivity as pets.

According to recent research, marmosets exhibit germline chimerism, which is not known to occur in nature in any other primates than callitrichids. 95% of Marmoset fraternal twins trade blood through chorionic fusions, making them hematopoietic chimeras.

Species list:
Genus Callithrix (Atlantic Marmosets):
Common marmoset, Black-tufted marmoset, Wied's marmoset, White-headed marmoset,
Buffy-headed marmoset, Buffy-tufted marmoset.

Genus Mico (Amazonian Marmosets):
Rio Acari marmoset, Manicore marmoset, Silvery marmoset, White marmoset,
Emilia's marmoset, Black-headed marmoset, Marca's marmoset, Black-tailed marmoset, Santarem marmoset, Maués marmoset, Gold-and-white marmoset, Hershkovitz's marmoset, Satéré marmoset, Rondon's marmoset.

Genus Callibella:
Roosmalens' Dwarf Marmoset

Genus Cebuella:
Pygmy Marmoset

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