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Mico Argentatus

The first species of Amazonian marmoset to be discovered and described by scientists in the 18th century. The French naturalist Charles Marie de la Condamine received an animal of this species from the then Portuguese governor of the state of Grão Pará on his journey through the Amazon River, in 1758. Taken alive by the Atlantic, this marmoset died near the arrival in Paris. In 1767 the description of this species was published by the Count of Buffon, being this, one of the first 5 primate species of the Americas to be analyzed under a scientific light.

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