Emperor Tamarin Research Paper

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Pick a Primate: The Emperor Tamarin In the dense amazon forests of Southwest Peru and Northwest Brazil lives the emperor tamarin (saguinus imperator). With a body length of 10 inches, an average weight of one pound and a 15” tail, these tiny primates are distinctively unique. Emperor tamarins have a black or grey coat with a brownish red chest and tail. They have claws on all of their fingers and toes with the exception of a great toe. This is covered with a nail. The tamarins have one distinguishing feature which is fitting to their name, a long white drooping mustache. These primates are diurnal and spend their days leaping about from tree to tree. The emperor tamarin has variety in their diet. They eat: plants, fruit, tree sap, small lizards,

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