Demographic review of a captive colony of callitrichids (Callithrix kuhlii)

Corinna N. Ross, Jeffrey E. Fite, Heather Jensen, Jeffrey A. French

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    Although reports on colony demographics for a variety of callitrichid species are available in the literature, to date there has not been a detailed examination of Wied's black tufted-ear marmoset (Callithrix kuhlii). The purpose of this study is to present colony demographics for C. kuhlii from the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Callitrichid Research Center from 1991 to 2002. C. kuhlii are currently held in a number of zoological parks in the United States and abroad; however, the University of Nebraska at Omaha held the only breeding colony in North America. Here we report data on lifespan, sex ratio, litter size, and interbirth interval (IBI) for that captive breeding colony.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)234-240
    Number of pages7
    JournalAmerican Journal of Primatology
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Feb 2007


    • Callitrichids
    • Demography
    • Interbirth interval
    • Reproduction
    • Sex ratio

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
    • Animal Science and Zoology


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