Black-headed marmoset

Black-headed marmoset[1][2]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Callitrichidae
Genus: Mico
Species: M. nigriceps
Binomial name
Mico nigriceps
Ferrari and Lopes, 1992
Black-headed Marmoset range

The black-headed marmoset (Mico nigriceps) is a marmoset species endemic to Brazil. It inhabits humid tropical rainforest, mostly second growth and edge; the distribution is not exactly known but is thought to be Rio dos Marmelos in the north and east, Madeira River in the west and Ji-Paraná River in the south. The threats are not exactly known but it may be near human traffic including the Trans-Amazonian Highway where cattle ranching and logging is occurring. It is not hunted but may be used as pets.


  1. Groves, C.P. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 132. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4.
  2. Rylands AB & Mittermeier RA (2009). "The Diversity of the New World Primates (Platyrrhini)". In Garber PA, Estrada A, Bicca-Marques JC, Heymann EW & Strier KB. South American Primates: Comparative Perspectives in the Study of Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation. Springer. pp. 23–54. ISBN 978-0-387-78704-6.
  3. Rylands, A. B.; Ferrari, S. F. & de Oliveira, M. M. (2008). "Mico nigriceps". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
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