Species: Leontopithecus chrysomelas
Common Name: Golden-headed Lion Tamarin
In general, tamarins are small, long trunked and long tailed primates. They tend to feed on exudates. The Golden-headed lion tamarin resides only in Brazilian rainforests at heights of 3-10 meters. Like most tamarin species there is little sexual dimorphism and they mate for life. Fleagle points out that smaller species of platyrrhines usually give birth to larger infants. Which creates problems in the birthing process and in early postnatal care. The Golden-headed lion tamarin – and callitrichids in general – have overcome this by giving birth to twins. They live in family groups of 2-8 individuals. Not much else is known about them.
Here are some more pictures:
And as – almost – always here is a picture of the skull (I couldn’t find one of the entire skeleton):