Golden-mantled Tamarin Saddleback Tamarin

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Callitrichidae Leontocebus Leontocebus tripartitus
Golden-mantled Saddle-back Tamarin
IUCN Status: Nearly-Threatened
  • Common Name: Golden-mantled Saddle-back Tamarin
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 1878
  • Monkey Size: 21.8 to 24 cm (8.58 to 9.45 in)
  • Skin Color(s): Bright golden to creamy
  • Habitat: Rainforest
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Native Countries: Ecuador, Peru

Golden-mantled Saddle-back Tamarin Distribution

Golden-mantled Tamarin Characteristics

Golden Mantled Saddleback Tamarin

The golden-mantled tamarin[1] (Leontocebus tripartius) is native to South America.

  • It is found in Peru and Ecuador, especially in the upper Amazon (lowlands), east of the Andes in Ecuador, and northeastern Peru, between the Curaray River and the Napo River in Peru.
  • This tamarin measures 218 to 240 mm from the tip of the nose to the beginning of the tail and has a tail length of 316 to 341 mm.
  • The length of its ear is 31 to 32 mm. The head is black, with a continuous collar of black hairs below the throat.
  • The muzzle and sometimes the face is pure white, and the neck has a light gold collar with cream fur on the back that contrasts sharply with the black crown.
  • Its underside is orange. The long tail is non-prehensile, like all tamarins, and the large eyes are forward-facing.

Golden-mantled Tamarin Facts

  • The golden-mantled tamarin is an arboreal, diurnal species that leaps and walks quadrupedally through the undergrowth.
  • Due to their small size, limited intestinal volume, and rapid passage of food, these tamarins require a high-quality diet of nutrients and available energy.
  • They are known to be less active and more social during the dry season due to scarce food sources.
  • Like other callitrichids, Saguinus tripartus lives in groups where only the dominant females mate, usually with several males.
  • The species can distinguish much information from odors, such as species, sex, social rank, and reproductive status.

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Key References
  • [1]“ITIS – Report: Leontocebus tripartitus”. Accessed December 14, 2022. Link.

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