Adelmar Faria Coimbra-Filho

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Adelmar Faria Coimbra-Filho (June 4, 1924 – June 27, 2016) was a Brazilian biologist and primatologist. He is a pioneer in studies of and conservation of lion tamarins. He is founder and Former Director of the Rio de Janeiro Primate Centre. Coimbra Filho's titi is named after him.[1][2]

Life and career[edit]

Coimbra-Filho was born in Fortaleza. He began his career in 1947. He rediscovered the black lion tamarin, and assisted in conservation of the golden lion tamarin through a zoo-based breeding program in collaboration with Devra G. Kleiman.[3]

His awards and honors include the Augusto Ruschi Award from the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.


  1. ^ Kobayashi, Shuji; Langguth, Alfredo (1999). "A new species of titi monkey, Callicebus Thomas, from north-eastern Brazil (Primates, Cebidae)". Revta bras. Zool: 531–551. 
  2. ^ "Morre, aos 92 anos, Adelmar Coimbra-Filho". Retrieved 9 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Siegel, Robert; Norris, Michele (2010). Biologist Devra Kleiman. NPR

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