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A pygmy marmoset being held as a pet by a native Ticuna Indian woman in the Brazilian Amazon. The pygmy marmoset (Cebuella pygmaea) is the smallest of the New World primates, and is found in Amazon rainforest habitats in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. The species is a gum feeding specialist, gnawing holes in the bark of trees and vines to feed on gum-like sap. [NO MODEL RELEASE]