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The Tamarin is a species of Primate which falls under the family of New World Monkeys Tamarins have two Genera under its title Saguinus and Leontopithecus Between these two genera there is a total of twelve species of Tamarin Their common and scientific names are as follows Sagnuinus genus X Black-mantle Tamarin S nigricollis X Saddle-back TamarinS argentata X Black-chested moustached TamarinS mystax X Red-chested moustached TamarinS libiatus X Emperor TamarinS imperator X Red-handed TamarinS midas X Mottle-faced TamarinS inustus X Pied bare-faced TamarinS bicolor X Cotton-top TamarinS oedipus X Geoffreys TamarinS geoffroyi X Silvery-brown bare-faced TamarinS leucopus Leontopithecus genus X Lion TamarinL rosalia Tamarins have fine silky multicoloured and marked coats These markings are of coloration and various patterns on their coat these are used to distinguish between each other these markings are also species specific Each species has a unique tuft mane or moustache This makes Tamarins one of the most diverse and colourful of the New World primates Tamarins and marmosets sizes range from the Pygmy Marmoset of about 17-cm to 185 cm with an added 17cm tail and a body mass of about 120kg to 190kg With the largest being the Lion Tamarin measuring roughly 325cm to 375cm with a tail length of an average 25-cm and weight of 63kg through to 71kg The Tamarins have claws on all digits except the big toe which has a nail Their hind legs are especially useful for holding onto a limb while reaching for a piece of fruit or an insect The claws provide a sure steady support The tails of these primates are not prehensile and are used in balancing while climbing leaping and reaching They are considered quadrupeds with grasping hands on all appendages They are very agile creatures crossing from tree to tree by running along branches at incredibly fast speeds Tamarins do have a variety of facial expressions which
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