Cotton-top Tamarin
Cotton-top Tamarin ©wikivillage.co.za

Order Primates

Family Callitrichidae

Scientific Name

Saguinus oedipus

Thumbnail Description

It is one of the smallest primates, and is easily recognized by the long white sagittal crest extending from its forehead to its shoulders.

Size & Weight

Adults:

HEAD-BODY-LENGTH: 20.8–25.9 cm (8.2–10.2 in)

WEIGHT: 432 g (15.2 oz)

TAIL: 33–41 cm (13–16 in)

Habitat

Tropical forest edges, secondary forests; altitude 1,500 m (4,900 ft)

Distribution

Northwestern Colombia

Diet

Fruits (40%), animals (40%), gum, sap, nectar, reptiles, amphibians

Reproduction

Unknown

Sexual Maturity

Unknown

Population

6,000

Lifespan

13 years (wild)

24 years (captivity)

Speed

Unknown

Baby Name

Unknown

Home Range

Unknown

Group Name

Troops

Predators

Snakes, ocelots, tayras, hawks

Sounds

Whistles, chirps

Groups

Live in groups of 2 – 9 individuals

Behavior

Diurnal, arboreal

Conservation Status

Critically Endangered

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