Order : Primates
Family : Callitrichidae
Genus : Saguinus


Animals in the genus Saguinus

Cotton-top tamarin
Golden-mantled tamarin
Saddlebacked tamarin
Emperor tamarin
Brazilian bare-faced tamarin
Red-chested mustached tamarin
Facts about the genus Saguinus, the tamarins

Apes never evolved in South America, but Beck and his colleagues' work with lion tamarins, especially golden lion tamarins, is of particular interest to Iowa Primate Learning Sanctuary because of its value as a model for integrated scientific

As most marmosets and tamarins are highly arboreal, the branches should be positioned well above ground level, although many captive monkeys do not go to the ground in captivity to forage for dropped food; therefore a few branches should be positioned near the ground so that if the monkeys are startled when

Captive Breeding and Population Management The international captive population of the golden lion tamarins (and the other lion tamarins) is managed by the International

Lion tamarins are among 35 species of small monkeys in the family Callithrichidae, which includes marmosets and other tamarins.

Marmosets and tamarins are very territorial and will chase off any neighboring groups.

Tamarins are territorial and tend to stay within a few hundred feet of their nest.

The body length of lion tamarins is about 200 to 336 millimeters, plus a longer tail.

The extant distributions of these primate species, shown in Figure 1-3, are consistent with a scenario in which Saguinus is seeded by propagules originating from Callimico, provided that ancient distributions reflected the current pattern.

The genus Saguinus is not shown as monophyletic groups.

The gestation period for marmosets and tamarins is around 145 to 150 days.

The optimal temperature for cotton-top tamarins is between 76-85’F, with 50 to 70 percent humidity.

Breeding seasonRepoduction in the genus Saguinus is reported to be aseasonal, although peaks of births may occur in March through May. (Full text)

They are endangered because of deforestation, that is an indicator showing that tamarins are endangered because of the same reason pygmy marmosets are threatened. (Full text)

The smallest recommended cage for a family group of tamarins is at least 3L x 2W x 2. (Full text)

Marmosets and tamarins are small, South American monkeys that are members of the callitrichid family. (Full text)

The reaction of the tamarins is instantaneous. (Full text)

Black Lion Tamarins BLACK LION TAMARIN Leontopithecus chrysopygus Locally known as the: sauimpreto, mico-leão-preto, and golden-rumped lion tamarin Physical Appearance: As the name suggests, these tamarins are black with golden rumps. (Full text)

Vocabulary Words: deforestation, arboreal, diurnal Physical Appearance: Slightly smaller than squirrels, tamarins are commonly called "kings of the jungle" because manes around their faces make them look like lions. (Full text)

The clinicopathologic presentation of this syndrome in golden lion tamarins is similar to that described for Dubin-Johnson syndrome of human beings. (Full text)

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