Saguinus


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

Saguinus

 

a genus of broad-nosed monkeys of the family Callithricidae. Unlike members of the genus Callithrix, representatives of Saguinus have highly developed canine teeth and lack tufts on the ears and rings on the tail. The body length ranges from 16 to 30 cm, and the tail measures 27–42 cm. The monkeys are distributed in the Amazon River basin. The female gives birth to two offspring, which are cared for primarily by the male.

Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Prolactin levels during the periparturitional period in the biparental cottontop tamarin (Saguinus oedipus): interactions with gender androgen levels and parenting.
Eight White-footed Tamarin (Saguinus leucopus) specimens were studied, four females and four males with weights between 300 and 460 grams, they died of natural causes between 2012 and the first quarter of 2013 in the centers of attention and appreciation of wildlife CORPOCALDAS (Colombia).
Las familias Dilepididae e Hymenolepididae, se han reportado en primates titi gris (Saguinus leucopus) respectivamente; estos cestodos se encuentran en bajos niveles representados en el 0,3% en las muestras de los animales de la coleccion.
An international team of scientists, with Spanish participation, has shed light on cannibalism and infanticide carried out by primates, documenting these acts for the first time in the moustached tamarin (Saguinus mystax).