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Bearded emperor tamarin +

Saguinus imperator

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  • Bearded emperor tamarin
  • Bearded emperor tamarin
  • Bearded emperor tamarin

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The first individuals to be hunted of this species (discovered in 1907) were prepared by taxidermists
reflecting the fashion of that time with Kaiser moustaches with turned up ends. This gave them an unmistakeable similarity with the German Emperor Wilhelm II – hence their common name. The scientific name Saguinus imperator (imperator – Latin for emperor, ruler) was originally thought of as a joke, but was kept in the end. Status according to red list: Least Concern


Order: primates; family: callitrichids; one of two subspecies


Omnivore: predominantly fruits, flowers, berries, nuts and seeds; additionally invertebrates, eggs and small vertebrates


Lower and middle storeys of primary and secondary tropical rainforests and scrublands


Sexually mature at 16–20 months; gestation period: 140–145 days; usually 1–2 offspring, fed by the mother for 2–3 months

Status according to Red List/ distribution area

Least concern (LC)

Status according to Red List:Least concern (LC)

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