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Emperor tamarin

Saguinus imperator

Description:

The fur of the Emperor Tamarin is predominantly grey colored, with yellowish speckles on its chest. The hands and feet are black and the tail is brown. Outstanding is its long, white mustache, which extends to both sides beyond the shoulders. The animal reaches a length of 24 to 26 cm (9½ to 10¼ in), plus a 35 cm (13¾ in) long tail. It weighs approximately 300 to 400 g (10½ to 14 oz).

Habitat:

It lives in the southwest Amazon Basin, in east Peru, north Bolivia and in the west Brazilian states of Acre and Amazonas.


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26 Comments (1–25)

MarcTe
MarcTe 5 years ago

Yes indeed @honeydogleo!

honeydogleo
honeydogleo 5 years ago

Someone needs to shave

honeydogleo
honeydogleo 5 years ago

Nice mustache

williefromwi
williefromwi 6 years ago

Fantastic capture and fantastic captures on all your spottings. This community has grown so fast in the past year. Quality photos are often lost here simply because of the sheer number of spottings. I for one do my best to post high quality photos and I can see that you do too! May you be blessed with many more.

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 6 years ago

Wonderful spotting! So lovely!

DanielHernández
DanielHernández 6 years ago

VERY COOL!!!

Love him!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

Perfect honor for lovely organism...

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Congratulations Marc, this spotting has been featured in the Project Noah blog today! http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/3056774...

Mannyg77
Mannyg77 6 years ago

Congrats. Well deserved.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Very adorable Primate...!!

What a mustache guy..

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Congratulations

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Very Cool Congratulations Marc!!!
Wonderful spotting!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

Monkey with a mustache, had never seen! Congratulations, nice picture!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 7 years ago

congratulations!

Yasser
Yasser 7 years ago

Congrats Marc! This mustached monkey has been selected as Spotting of the Day!

"Emperor tamarins are thought to have been named after the Emperor of Germany, Emperor Wilhelm II, due to their long, white moustaches."

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MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 7 years ago

What an awesome photograph!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Gorgeous!

MarcTe
MarcTe 7 years ago

Aldrin: yes I did! I guess I got lucky, and I must say it is an amazing animal ;)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Amazing,

SamanthaCraven
SamanthaCraven 7 years ago

Ah what a cutie! Lovely shot :)

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

What a lovely spotting! Cool moustache!!

aldrin
aldrin 7 years ago

nice spotting. :) did you find it in the wild?

MarcTe
MarcTe 7 years ago

I'm glad I could help!

Callería, Ucayali, Peru

Lat: -8.38, Long: -74.55

Spotted on Oct 5, 2011
Submitted on Jan 25, 2012

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