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Red-Bellied Tamarin

7A Primate Project

Jenny Koo

on 6 May 2013

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Transcript of Red-Bellied Tamarin

By Jenny Koo Red Bellied Tamarin
Saguinus labiatus Lifestyle / Habitat Structures / Fuctions / Adaptations Sources / Bibliography Social Behavior Tails Hands Locomotion Face Environmental Threats Very long and skinny

It is used for balancing Tails Long Fingers and opposable thumb

Black, claw-like nails except
for the hallux (big toe)

These features help them grasp
onto trees, fruits, and etc. Hands (photo from the zoo) They have a patch of white fur surrounding
their nose and mouth, giving the appearance
of a mustache
Their white mustache helps them recognize
their own species in the rainforest
White spot also on the top of their head

Fangs that help gnaw on the tree gum Face Quadrupedal
Capable of leaping/jumping between branches
Can stand on two limbs
Legs are longer than arms, which helps them move quadrupedally Locomotion Extra Information Red-bellied tamarins are relatively small, ranging from 23 to 29 cm in body length

350 to 575 g in mass

Females are generally slightly larger than males

Mostly dark brown or black in color, but they have significant red markings on their stomachs and chests Family Grouping Diurnal vs nocturnal Social Hierarchy Extended family group

Groups range in size from 2 to 13 individuals

Each group contains 1 breeding male and 1 breeding female.

The rest of the group is offsprings and helper males, which are usually related to one of the breeding individuals

Communication is generally through scent markings and voice calls Family Grouping Diurnal

No night vision

Collect/hunt food during the day Dirunal vs Nocturnal Social Hierarchy They live in troop lifestyle, so there is an alpha male and alpha female. The rest of the troop members just follow them around, and have no upper hand against each other. Arboreal vs Terrestrial Geographical Range Life Span Aboreal vs Terrestrial Arboreal, spends 90% of the day above the ground

Red-Bellied Tamarins generally stay up in the canopy or the emergent layer in the rainforest

Chooses sleeping sites high off the ground

May sleep in tree holes so they’re not easily seen They are found in South America and are found in particularly high densities (up to 45 individuals
per sq km) in northwestern Bolivia Food source / Diet The lifespan of red-bellied tamarin is
generally unknown.

In the wild, red-bellied tamarins
estimated to be over the age of 8 are considered “old”. Life Span Geographical Range Red bellied tamarins are omnivorous (they eat everything) but majority of their diet depends on fruits
During the dry season when fruit is scarce, they eat nectar
Some members of the species eat insects like grasshoppers or crickets
They also eat tree gum Food Source / Diet Danger Risk:
Least Concern Causes of Threat Other members of their species, they might fight over territories

Humans that was to buy the red bellied tamarins and keep them as pets “Animal Diversity Web.” ADW: Sanguinus Labiatus: INFORMATION. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 May 2013Red Bellied Tamarin. 2004. Photograph. Zoo Dresden. Web.

“Red Bellied Tamarin.” Port Lympne & Howletts. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 May 2013

“Red-bellied Tamarin.” Red-bellied Tamarin. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 May 2013SOulSurfing.

“Trumpet Playing Lessons with a Red-bellied Tamarin.” Flickr. Yahoo!, 21 June 2011. Web. 04 May 2013

“Two Six-Week Old OffSpring Red Bellied Tamarin Photo, Picture, Image on USe.com” Two Six-week Old OffSpring Red Bellied Tamarin Photo, Picture, Image on USe.com. N.p., Web. 04 May 2013

“White-liped Tamarin.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 28 Apr. 2013. Web. 04 May 2013

Koo, Jenny. Red-Bellied Tamarin Information. on Tails. 4 May 2013. Raw data. Singapore Zoological Garden, Singapore.



Two red-bellied tamarins sitting on the tree branch, Singapore Zoo. Personal photograph by author. 2013.

Two Red-bellied Tamarins Sitting beside Each Other on the Tree. 2013. Photograph. Singapore. By Hana Braitsch.
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