Cebuella pygmaea ssp. pygmaea 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Primates Callitrichidae

Scientific Name: Cebuella pygmaea ssp. pygmaea (Spix, 1823)
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Common Name(s):
English Western Pygmy Marmoset
Spanish leoncillo, mono de bolsillo
Callithrix pygmaea ssp. pygmaea
Callithrix (Cebuella) pygmaea ssp. pygmaea
Taxonomic Notes: In 1940, Lönnberg described the subspecies Cebuella pygmaea niveiventris from Lago Ipixuna, south bank of the Rio Solimões, based on its sharply contrasting whitish chest, belly, and inner surface of arms and legs. The ventral surface of C. p. pygmaea is ochraceous. Cruz Lima (1945) and Napier (1976) also recognized and described the two subspecies. Hershkovitz (1977) argued that the color of the underparts is individually and locally variable and not justifying the subspecific status of niveiventris. Van Roosmalen and van Roosmalen (1997), however, recently presented evidence for the validity of the two subspecies based on field observations and captive specimens of C. p. niveiventris, and confirmed its presence in the interfluvium of the Rios Purus and Madeira.

Other names: Callithrix pygmaea, Callithrix (Cebuella) pygmaea

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Rylands, A.B. & de la Torre, S.
Reviewer(s): Mittermeier, R.A. & Rylands, A.B. (Primate Red List Authority)
Listed as Least Concern as the subspecies has a relatively wide distribution range, is common, and there are no major threats resulting in a significant population decline. However, it may be undergoing some localized declines in parts of its range, due mainly to habitat loss.

Geographic Range [top]

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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Rylands, A.B. & de la Torre, S. 2008. Cebuella pygmaea ssp. pygmaea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136926A4350391. . Downloaded on 21 August 2018.
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