American biologists have discovered the world’s smallest monkey pygmy marmoset But after a research done, a big claim has been made. Scientists believe that this monkey is made up of two different species. In such a situation, the qualities of both those species are present inside this monkey. Tell that an adult pygmy marmoset monkey It weighs only 100 grams. These monkeys are found in the rainforests of South America.
relationship between two different species
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Researchers dismiss the difference in fur color
In an earlier study, differences were reported regarding the color of the fur of this monkey. However, new research negates the difference in color. This team said that the color of the monkey’s fur seems to be very variable. In such a situation, the color of pygmy marmoset monkeys living in one area can also be different. Porter said a comparison of the structure of their skulls suggests that their food-finding methods may have been different.
Their weight is only 100 grams
Pygmy marmoset monkeys weigh only 100 grams when they are adults. These monkeys are found in the Amazon rainforest located in the continent of South America. These researchers had collected samples of this monkey from at least 13 places in South America for their research. These included areas of Ecuador and Peru. These monkeys were previously known as ‘eastern’ and ‘western’ pygmy marmosets, but Porter’s team recommends that they be reclassified as ‘northwest’ and ‘southern’ for greater accuracy .
Their body is not bigger than six inches
The two species of pygmy marmoset with which this team has discovered a relationship will be given the scientific names Cebuella pygmia and Cebuella niventris. These monkeys live in groups, with the female giving birth to the young while the male takes care of them. Despite their full growth, their body length is only six inches.