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Pygmy Marmoset (Cebuella pygmaea) or Dwarf Monkey is a New World monkey native to the rainforest canopies of western Brazil, southeastern Colombia, eastern Ecuador, eastern Peru, and northern Bolivia. It is one of the smallest primates, and the smallest true monkey, with its body length ranging from 14 to 160 cm (5.5 to 6.3 in) (excluding the 15-to-20-cm (5.9 to 7.9 in) tail). Males weigh around 140 grams (4.9 oz), and females only 120 grams (4.2 oz). photo: marcinlachowicz

The finger monkey is the tiniest living primate in the world. It’s so small that it can hold on to your finger. Finger monkeys are, as a matter of fact, pygmy marmosets. They are also known by the names ‘pocket monkey’ and ‘tiny lion’. These primates belong to the family Callitrichidae, species Cebuella and genus C. pygmaea. They are native to rain-forests of Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia. - I want one.

The pygmy marmoset is a small New World monkey native to rainforests of the western Amazon Basin in South America. It is notable for being the smallest monkey and one of the smallest primates in the world at just over 100 grams.

One of the smallest monkeys in the world is the pygmy marmoset (Cebuella pygmaea), which is native to the South American rainforest. The females give birth to twins 70% of the time—and for the first 15 days of their lives the tiny primates will be constantly carried by their mother. Nicknamed “pocket monkey”, they live up to 12 years in the wild.

The pygmy marmoset (also called the dwarf monkey) hangs out in the rainforest canopies of western Brazil, southeastern Colombia, eastern Ecuador, eastern Peru

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