What is a buffy-tufted marmoset?

If you know your marmosets, then the buffy-tufted marmoset is weird. Even if you don’t know your marmosets, it’s still pretty kooky. With its protuberant ear tufts and pallid grey face, it looks like a cross between Krusty the Clown from The Simpsons and Robert Smith from The Cure. Some conservationists even call it the ‘goth marmoset,’ while in Portuguese it’s known as sagui caveirinha; the ‘little skull monkey.’

It bucks the marmoset trend by not eating tree sap and not looking cute. Its relatively short snout and small incisors make stripping tree bark difficult, so it dines instead on insects and fungi. Dwelling in the mountainous regions of the southeastern Atlantic Forest in Brazil, its haggard face is set into a permanent grimace.

Other marmoset species, such as the…

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