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Mammlas
 
Golden-headed Lion Tamarin
Leontopithecus chrysomela
Class Mammalia

Order Primates

Distribution Brazil

Habitat Primary rain forest

Conservation
Status
Endangered. Listed under Appendix I of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Behaviour Arboreal. Diurnal. Live in small family groups of two to eight. Twin births are usual. The males and elder siblings play an extensive part in the care and rearing of the babies. Shelter in tree hollows.

Diet Insects, fruit, small lizards, frogs, birds' eggs and small birds.
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