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: a genus consisting of the true marmosets


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taxonomic synonym of callicebus

a prior name invalid as a homonym of Callithrix entry 1

Word History



New Latin, from Latin, an ape, from Greek kallithrix beautiful-haired, from kalli- calli- + thrix hair

New Latin, from Latin, an ape

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“Callithrix.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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