They are also known by the names pocket monkey and tiny lion.
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The pygmy marmoset has been viewed as somewhat different from typical marmosets, most of which are classified in the genera Callithrix and Mico, and thus is accorded its own genus, Cebuella within the family Callitrichidae.
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It is most common in river edge forests, but also can be found in secondary forest and moderately disturbed forest.
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Pygmy marmosets live 11-12 years in the wild, but in zoos, they live into their early twenties.
It is one of the smallest primates, and the smallest true monkey, with its body length ranging from 14 to 16 centimetres.
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