Mammals - Cotton-top Tamarin


Cotton-top Tamarin

Saguinus oedipus


Class Mammalia   Cotton-top Tamarin
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Order Primates
Distribution Costa Rica to Northwestern Columbia
Habitat Primary and secondary forest
Characteristics Endangered. Listed under Append I of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Behaviour Arboreal and diurnal.  They live in family groups of up to a dozen members.  Living in both primary and secondary forests.
Diet Fruit, nectar, saps, frogs, spiders and lizards.