The common marmoset is a small tree-dwelling primate found in the coastal forests of northeastern Brazil. This species displays a fascinating set of behavioral and biological traits and has long been the subject of both captive and field studies. These studies not only provide invaluable information about the behavior, biology, and conservation of this species, but are also critical for biomedical research (including infertility and osteoporosis).
The Wisconsin Primate Research Center supports one of the largest colonies of common marmosets in the United States. Now, through the Center's Callicam, anyone with web access can observe one of the WPRC's common marmoset families. The Callicam web cam allows site visitors to pan, zoom, and manipulate the camera themselves for two minutes at a time. Callicam users can also learn about the species through informational pages which accompany the camera window. Ideal for students in the classroom, all people who want to learn more about this engaging primate species are invited to utilize this resource.
For more information on subjects such as the behavior and biology of common marmosets, current research, and to locate other common marmoset resources, please explore the options below:
Text and design by Kara Lascola. Updated 2001 by Matthew Hoffman.
Development of this web page was supported by a grant from the Wisconsin Advanced Telecommunications Foundation, the University of Wisconsin (Extension & Systems), and grants number RR00167 and number RR15311, National Primate Centers Program, National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health.
Last updated: August 7, 2003.
Maintained by the WPRC Library.
Send questions, comments, and suggestions about this site to Matthew Hoffman.
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