Species: Saguinus imperator (Emperor)

Geographic Range: Parts of Brazil and Peru

Size: Head and body length: 10 inches long, weight: up to 1 pound

Lifespan: up to 17 years

Conservation Status: Vulnerable

Como’s Tamarins

Find them with the Primates Map

Fun Facts:

  • A tamarin’s tail is longer than its body.
  • Emperor tamarins live in groups of about four generally with one female and three males.
  • Emperors will sometimes form mixed troops with another kind of monkey, the saddleback tamarin (Saguinus fuscicollis).
  • The moustache helps individuals identify each other and assists in display.