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Mico melanurus

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Rainforests in central South America

Omnivore + gum feeder.

•Dark brown with paler foreparts and a black tail.

•Yellow-white stripe that runs down their thigh.

•Spend the night in tree hollows or dense vegetation.

•Live in small groups and mark their territories with scent glands. They drive out intruders by ‘shouting’ or with facial expressions. Lowered brows and guarded lips.

•Weaned at 6 months. Fully mature at 2 years old.

•Wild diet predominantly tree sap.

•Ears are naked and flesh coloured.

•Female normally produces 2, and rarely 3 offspring.