Tamarin monkeys are extremely active and can jump extremely long distances and require a lot of space to move around.
The white moustached tamarin or Spix’s moustached tamarin monkeys (Saguinus mystax)
It is black with a white moustache, white nose, and brownish back. Its diet consists mainly of fruits, tree gum and insects.
There are two subspecies of the moustached tamarin:
-Spix’s moustached tamarin, Saguinus mystax mystax
-White-rumped moustached tamarin, Saguinus mystax pluto
The cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus)
One of the smallest primates, the cotton-top tamarin is easily recognized by the long white sagittal crest extending from its forehead to its shoulders.
The red-handed tamarin (Saguinus midas)
The red-handed tamarin monkey is an exceptional climber and spends most of its time among the vines and branches of the trees.
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The tamarins (Saguinus) forms a type within the family of Callitrichidae. These comparatively small primates have their range. They inhabit tropical rainforests and open forest areas. The diurnal omnivores move around jumping and climbing in the treetops.
Through their long claws, they are optimally adapted to this way of life.