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 (tăm′ə-rĭn, -răn′)
Any of various small, long-tailed, arboreal monkeys of the genera Leontopithecus and Saguinus of Central and South America, closely related to and resembling the marmosets but having a larger body, longer limbs, and lower canines that extend well beyond the incisors.

[French, from Galibi.]
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(Animals) any of numerous small monkeys of the genera Saguinus (or Leontocebus) and Leontideus, of South and Central American forests; similar to the marmosets: family Callithricidae
[C18: via French from Galibi]
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(ˈtæm ə rɪn, -ˌræn)

any South American marmoset of the genera Saguinus and Leontideus.
[1735–45; < French < Carib]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tamarin - small South American marmoset with silky fur and long nonprehensile tailtamarin - small South American marmoset with silky fur and long nonprehensile tail
marmoset - small soft-furred South American and Central American monkey with claws instead of nails
Leontocebus rosalia, silky tamarin - golden South American monkey with long soft hair forming a mane
Leontocebus oedipus, pinche - South American tamarin with a tufted head
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References in periodicals archive ?
(2005) reported that common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus) are more sensitive to distance than tamarins (Saguinus oedipus).
1996: Parental care patterns and vigilance in wild cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus).
Reinhard, "Mycobacterium asiaticum infection in a red-handed tamarin (Saguinus midas)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, vol.
Fatal cowpox virus infection in cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) in Germany.
In the cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus), a primate, urinary T levels remain elevated after parturition when males provide paternal care (Ziegler & Snowdon, 2000).
In that report, five individuals from a colony of cottontop tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) died spontaneously after antibiotic therapy for infectious diarrhea associated with Campylobacter spp.
Metodos geneticos para la reintroduccion de monos de los generos Saguinus, Aotus y Cebus (Primates: Cebidae) decomisados en Bogota, Colombia.
The White-footed Tamarin (Saguinus leucopus) is a neotropic, endemic and monotypic primate of Colombia (Defler, 2010), it is included by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) on the list of endangered species (Morales-Jimenez et al, 2008).