Definition of Callithrix
1. Noun. Type genus of the Callithricidae: true marmosets.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Callithricidae, Family Callithricidae
Member holonyms: True Marmoset
Medical Definition of Callithrix
1. A genus of callitrichinae occurring in forests of brazil and bolivia and containing eight species. They are c. Jacchus (common marmoset), c. Argentata (black-tailed marmoset), c. Chrysoleuca (yellow-legged or golden marmoset), c. Aurita (white-eared marmoset), c. Flaviceps (buff-headed marmoset), c. Penicillata (black-pencilled or black-eared marmoset), c. Geoffroyi (white-fronted or geoffrey's marmoset) and c. Santaremensis (santarem marmoset). (12 Dec 1998)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Callithrix
Literary usage of Callithrix
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"Five species of apes are represented in the collections, callithrix ... Except in the case of callithrix personata the cave bones agree perfectly with those ..."
2. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1835)
"However this may be, this second variety must apparently be referred to the callithrix of naturalists: * De Natura Animalium, lib. xvii. cap. ..."