Black tamarin

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Black tamarin[1][2]
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Callitrichidae
Genus: Saguinus
Species: S. niger
Binomial name
Saguinus niger
(É. Geoffroy, 1803)
Saguinus niger distribution.svg
Geographic range

The black tamarin (Saguinus niger) or black-handed tamarin, is a species of tamarin endemic to Brazil.[3] It has traditionally been treated as a subspecies of the red-handed tamarin,[1] but lacks the contrasting reddish-orange feet and hands of that species.


  1. ^ a b Groves, C. P. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 135. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ Rylands AB and Mittermeier RA (2009). "The Diversity of the New World Primates (Platyrrhini)". In Garber PA, Estrada A, Bicca-Marques JC, Heymann EW, Strier KB. South American Primates: Comparative Perspectives in the Study of Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation. Springer. pp. 23–54. ISBN 978-0-387-78704-6. 
  3. ^ a b Rylands, A. B. & Mittermeier, R. A. (2008). Saguinus niger. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2 January 2009.