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tamarin

one of the New World monkeys in the family Callithricidae. Called also Mystax spp. Similar to marmosets.
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Cotton-top tamarins are characterised by their small size and white crest of hair, similar to a Mohican, that starts at their forehead and runs over their shoulders.
The cotton-top tamarin is considered one of the world's most endangered primates and is one of the smallest.
A group of cotton-top tamarins were being studied to learn more about their use of human-directed mobbing calls, but scientists saw that when a disliked member of zoo staff entered their habitation, the primates communicated with each other using "low amplitude vocalizations," the Independent reported.
This paper describes the vocalizations of the white-footed tamarin in the wild.
Cultural highlights: In a country as varied as Mauritius, cultural highlights are manifold and include the Red Roof Chapel in Cap Malheureux, Maheshwarnath Temple at Triolet Shival, the Victoria 1840 sugar cane factory and the Salt Pans at Tamarin.
The Golden-Handed Tamarin has a life span of 7-16 years whereas the Cotton Top Tamarin can live till 25 years in captivity but not more than 13-16 years in the wild.
Tamarin calls are higher pitched than human voices and use faster tempos.
In the cotton top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) the gestation period has been estimated to be about six months (M= 184 days, Ziegler, Bridson, Snowdon, & Eman, 1987).
A Cine Cinema presentation of a Les Films du Tamarin, Filmoblic production, with participation of CNC.
Last night, it emerged that a Welshman had been reported to the National Criminal Intelligence Service for trying to sell two breeding, endangered cotton top Tamarin monkeys for pounds 1,950.