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Brazilian mammals

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1. Weid's marmoset
2. burro
3. unknown bat species
Weid's marmoset
Weid's marmoset
Wied's marmoset (Callithrix kuhlii) nearly always has twins that have the unusual characteristic of being chimeric. Chimeras are organisms that have two distinct genomes. Through the union of tissue from two separate sources or a mutation in a single cell or cell group, the individual contains parts of the body that have different genomes. In Wied's marmosets tissue from one twin can become part of the body of the other twin, making the latter twin the pessessor of two genomes: its own genome and the genome of its twin. In the case of its twin being sired from another male that its father, the twin can have genetic information from one mother and two fathers.
Wied's marmoset
This family group of seven lived at the bed and breakfast (pousada) where we stayed in Itacare, Bahia, Brazil.
Wied's marmoset
burro
burro, Itacarezinha, Itacare, Bahia, Brazil. I do not for sure if it is feral or tame, but he was an interesting addition to the beach scene.
unknown bat species Brazil
unknown bat species, Itacaré, Bahia, Brazil, 2008.
We found this bat in a small cve on the beach. I wish that I knew bat species better to be able to identify this individual. It was roosting with several others.
Weid's marmoset
A reserve near Itacare was set to preserve Atlantic Forest for the golden lion marmoset, but we never saw it. The Wied's marmoset, on the other hand, was seen on a few occasions.
Weid's marmoset
Wied's marmoset
Wied's marmoset
Wied's marmoset
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