Bearded emperor tamarin

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Bearded emperor tamarin
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Callitrichidae
Genus: Saguinus
Species: S. imperator
Subspecies: S. i. subgrisescens
Binomial name
Saguinus imperator subgrisescens
(Lönnberg, 1940)

The bearded emperor tamarin (Saguinus imperator subgrisescens) is one of the two subspecies of the emperor tamarin. It is similar to the black-chinned emperor tamarin, with the beard. It usually lives in groups of 3-8, but can be found alone.


It is situated in rain forests through Brazil and Peru.

Conservation status[edit]

The bearded emperor tamarin is listed as Least Concern by the IUCN, but it is slowly becoming in danger of extinction through destruction of habitat.[1] Many live in zoos, or are illegally sold as pets.


The female gives birth to two young after a gestation of 140–145 days.


  1. ^ a b Rylands, A. B. & Mittermeier, R. A. (2008). "Saguinus imperator ssp. subgrisescens". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 

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