13 Facts About Cotton-top tamarin


Cotton-top tamarin is a small New World monkey weighing less than 0.

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One of the smallest primates, the cotton-top tamarin is easily recognized by the long, white sagittal crest extending from its forehead to its shoulders.

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In German-speaking areas, the cotton-top tamarin is commonly known as Lisztaffe due to the resemblance of its crest to the hairstyle of Hungarian composer and piano virtuoso Franz Liszt.

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Cotton-top tamarin has a long sagittal crest, consisting of white hairs, from forehead to nape flowing over the shoulders.

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The cotton-top tamarin has fine white hair covering its face, but they are so fine as to appear naked, thus it is considered a bare-faced tamarin.

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Cotton-top tamarin has fur covering all of the body except the palms of the hands and feet, the eyelids, the borders of the nostrils, the nipples, the anus, and the penis.

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Cotton-top tamarin is restricted to a small area of northwest Colombia, between the Cauca and Magdalena Rivers to the south and east, the Atlantic coast to the north, and the Atrato River to the west.

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Cotton-top tamarin is found in both primary and secondary forests, from humid tropical forests in the south of its range to tropical dry forests in the north.

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Cotton-top tamarin is diurnal and sleeps with its social group in trees with foliage cover.

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The cotton-top tamarin is extremely vigilant, always looking for potential predators.

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Predators of the cotton-top tamarin include snakes, ocelots, tayras, and most notably, hawks.

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Cotton-top tamarin makes selective, specialized vocalizations in the presence of food.

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Cotton-top tamarin is seen to produce food calls both in the presence and absence of group members.

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