Brown-mantled tamarin

The brown-mantled tamarin (Leontocebus fuscicollis), also known as Spix's saddle-back tamarin, is a species of saddle-back tamarin from South America. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil and Peru.[4][5]

Brown-mantled tamarin[1][2]
Brown-mantled Tamarin.jpg
In Tambopata Park
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Callitrichidae
Genus: Leontocebus
L. fuscicollis
Binomial name
Leontocebus fuscicollis
(Spix, 1823)
Saguinus fuscicollis distribution.svg
Geographic range

The brown-mantled tamarin is sympatric with the pygmy marmoset, sharing the same habitat in South American counties, and will often raid the gum holes of this species.[6] It sometimes associates with the red-bellied tamarin.[5]

Brown-mantled tamarins occupy an extensive area of northern Amazonia.[7]

There are 4 subspecies:[4][5]

  • L. f. avilapiresi, Avila Pires' saddle-back tamarin
  • L. f. fuscicollis, Spix's saddle-back tamarin
  • L. f. mura, Mura's saddleback tamarin
  • L. f. primitivus, Lako's saddleback tamarin

Cruz Lima's saddle-back tamarin, Lesson's saddle-back tamarin, Illiger's saddle-back tamarin, the red-mantle saddle-back tamarin, the Andean saddle-back tamarin, Geoffroy's saddle-back tamarin and Weddell's saddle-back tamarin were all formerly considered subspecies of the brown-mantled tamarin.[4]


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  3. ^ Rylands, A. B. & Mittermeier, R. A. (2008). "Saguinus fuscicollis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008: e.T39947A10295229. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T39947A10295229.en.
  4. ^ a b c Rylands, Anthony B.; Eckhard W. Heymann; Jessica Lynch Alfaro; Janet C. Buckner; Christian Roos; Christian Matauschek; Jean P. Boubli; Ricardo Sampaio; and Russell A. Mittermeier (2016). "Taxonomic Review of the New World Tamarins (Primates: Callitrichidae)" (PDF). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 177 (4): 1003–1028. doi:10.1111/zoj.12386. Retrieved 2020-04-19.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b c Porter, Leila M.; Dacier, Anand; Garber, Paul A.; van Roosmalen, Marc (2016). Rowe, Noel; Myers, Marc (eds.). All the World's Primates. Pogonias Press. pp. 332–333. ISBN 9781940496061.
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Further readingEdit

  • Dunbar (1995). "The mating system of callitrichid primates: II. The impact of helpers." Animal Behaviour, 50: 1071–1089.
  • Goldizen (1987). "Facultative polyandry and the role of infant-carrying in wild saddle-back tamarins (Saguinus fuscicollis)." Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 20: 99-109.
  • Goldizen (1989). Social relationships in a cooperative polyandrous group of tamarins (Saguinus fuscicollis). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 24: 79–89.

Lüffe, T.M., Tirado Herrera, E.R., Nadjafzadeh, M. et al. Seasonal variation and an “outbreak” of frog predation by tamarins. Primates 59, 549–552 (2018).