Tamarin Identification

Course 2: Tamarin Identification

There are three species of tamarin at Los Amigos:

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Saddleback-tamarin-

Saddleback tamarins (Saguinus fuscicollis)

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Emperor-tamarin

Emperor tamarins (Saguinus imperator)

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Goeldis-monkey-with-infant-on-back

Goeldi’s tamarins (Callimico goeldii)

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Scientific papers:

  1. Birth of twin offspring in wild emperor tamarins
  2. A thirteen-year study of marked saddleback tamarins in Peru
  3. Seasonal food shortage, weight loss, and birth timing in saddleback tamarins in Peru

These papers are for further reading on the biology of tamarins. You won’t be tested on them in any of the quizzes in these training modules but they are definitely enlightening.