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Saguinus imperator (emperor tamarin)

Wikipedia Abstract

The emperor tamarin (Saguinus imperator), is a species of tamarin allegedly named for its resemblance to the German emperor Wilhelm II. It lives in the southwest Amazon Basin, in east Peru, north Bolivia and in the west Brazilian states of Acre and Amazonas.
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Saguinus imperator imperator (Black-chinned Emperor Tamarin)
Saguinus imperator subgrisescens (Bearded Emperor Tamarin)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.34
EDGE Score: 1.99


Adult Weight [2]  1.14 lbs (519 g)
Birth Weight [2]  47 grams
Female Maturity [2]  1 year 6 months
Male Maturity [2]  2 years
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore, Nectarivore
Diet - Fruit [3]  30 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  40 %
Diet - Nectar [3]  30 %
Forages - Arboreal [3]  100 %
Arboreal [1]  Yes
Gestation [2]  4 months 25 days
Litter Size [2]  2
Maximum Longevity [2]  24 years


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Iquitos varzea Brazil, Peru, Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southwest Amazon moist forests Peru, Brazil, Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Alto Purús National Park II 6204060 Peru  
Manú National Park II 4213523 Cusco, Peru  
Otishi National Park 760925 Peru  
Reserva de Vida Silvestre Tahuamanu   Bolivia      
Sierra del Divisor Reserve Zone 3652986 Peru      

Prey / Diet

Ficus casapiensis[4]
Ficus pertusa[4]
Ficus trigona[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aburria pipile (Trinidad piping guan)1
Artibeus jamaicensis (Jamaican fruit-eating bat)1
Artibeus lituratus (great fruit-eating bat)1
Ateles paniscus (black spider monkey)1
Attila spadiceus (Bright-rumped Attila)1
Aulacorhynchus prasinus (Emerald Toucanet)1
Brotogeris chiriri (Yellow-chevroned Parakeet)1
Brotogeris cyanoptera (Cobalt-winged Parakeet)1
Cebus albifrons (white-fronted capuchin)3
Chlorophanes spiza (Green Honeycreeper)1
Chlorophonia cyanea (Blue-naped Chlorophonia)1
Cyanerpes cyaneus (Red-legged Honeycreeper)1
Dacnis lineata (Black-faced Dacnis)1
Dryocopus lineatus (Lineated Woodpecker)1
Elaenia flavogaster (Yellow-bellied Elaenia)1
Euphonia chrysopasta (White-lored Euphonia)1
Euphonia laniirostris (Thick-billed Euphonia)1
Euphonia minuta (White-vented Euphonia)1
Euphonia rufiventris (Rufous-bellied Euphonia)1
Euphonia xanthogaster (Orange-bellied Euphonia)1
Iodopleura isabellae (White-browed Purpletuft)1
Lagothrix lagothricha (Humboldt's woolly monkey)1
Lanio versicolor (White-winged Shrike-Tanager)1
Leontocebus fuscicollis (saddlebacked tamarin)1
Lepidothrix coronata (Blue-crowned Manakin)1
Lipaugus vociferans (Screaming Piha)1
Mionectes oleagineus (Ochre-bellied Flycatcher)1
Momotus momota (Blue-crowned Motmot)1
Myiarchus tuberculifer (Dusky-capped Flycatcher)1
Myiodynastes luteiventris (Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher)1
Myiopagis gaimardii (Forest Elaenia)1
Myiozetetes similis (Social Flycatcher)1
Patagioenas plumbea (Plumbeous Pigeon)1
Pipra chloromeros (Round-tailed Manakin)1
Pipra fasciicauda (Band-tailed Manakin)1
Pithecia albicans (buffy saki)1
Plecturocebus moloch (red-bellied titi monkey)2
Psarocolius decumanus (Crested Oropendola)1
Psophia leucoptera (Pale-winged Trumpeter)1
Pteroglossus azara (Ivory-billed Aracari)1
Pteroglossus beauharnaesii (Curl-crested Aracari)1
Pyrrhura picta (Painted Parakeet)1
Pyrrhura rupicola (Black-capped Parakeet)1
Querula purpurata (Purple-throated Fruitcrow)1
Saguinus mystax (black-chested mustached tamarin)1
Saimiri sciureus (South American squirrel monkey)3
Saltator maximus (Buff-throated Saltator)1
Sapajus apella (brown capuchin)3
Tachyphonus rufiventer (Yellow-crested Tanager)1
Tangara callophrys (Opal-crowned Tanager)1
Tangara chilensis (Paradise Tanager)1
Tangara mexicana (Turquoise Tanager)1
Tangara nigrocincta (Masked Tanager)1
Tangara schrankii (Green-and-gold Tanager)1
Thraupis episcopus (Blue-grey Tanager)1
Tityra semifasciata (Masked Tityra)1
Trogon collaris (Collared Trogon)1
Trogon melanurus (Black-tailed Trogon)1
Turdus albicollis (White-necked Thrush)1
Turdus hauxwelli (Hauxwell's Thrush)1
Turdus ignobilis (Black-billed Thrush)1
Tyranneutes stolzmanni (Dwarf Tyranneutes)1
Tyrannus savana (Fork-tailed Flycatcher)1
Vireo olivaceus (Red-eyed Vireo)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aalborg Zoo
Amazon Worldsubgrisescens
Apenheul Primate Parksubgrisescens
Aqua Zoo Frieslandsubgrisescens
Artis Zoosubgrisescens
Banham Zoo Ltd.subgrisescens
Binghamton Zoo at Ross Parkimperator
Blackpool Zoosubgrisescens
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Societyimperator
CERZA Centre d'Etude Rech Zool Augeronsubgrisescens
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardensubgrisescens
City of Belfast Zoosubgrisescens
Colchester Zoosubgrisescens
Copenhagen Zoosubgrisescens
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardenssubgrisescens
Dallas World Aquariumimperator
Denver Zoological Gardenssubgrisescens
Dierenpark Wisselsubgrisescens
Drusillas Zoo Parksubgrisescens
Dudley Zoological Gardenssubgrisescens
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trustsubgrisescens
Espace Zoologique la Boissiere du Doresubgrisescens
Exmoor Zoological Parksubgrisescens
Faunia (Parque Biologico De Madrid,SA)subgrisescens
Flamingo Land LTDsubgrisescens
Fundacao Zoo-Botan. de Belo Horizonte
Greenville Zoosubgrisescens
Hai Park Kiriat Motzkinsubgrisescens
Helsinki Zoosubgrisescens
Jackson Zoological Parksubgrisescens
Jardim Zoologico / Lisbon Zoosubgrisescens
Jardin Zoologique de la Ville de Lyonsubgrisescens
Johannesburg Zoological Gardenssubgrisescens
Kristiansand Dyrepark ASAsubgrisescens
La Vallée des Singessubgrisescens
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardensimperator
Marwell Wildlifesubgrisescens
Melbourne Zoosubgrisescens
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny w Lodzsubgrisescens
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Wybrzezasubgrisescens
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny, Plocksubgrisescens
Mogo Zoo P/Lsubgrisescens
Montecasino Bird Gardenssubgrisescens
Montgomery Zooimperator
Mulhouse Zoosubgrisescens
Museum de Besanconsubgrisescens
Newquay Zoo (Cornwall Animal World)
Novosibirsk Zoological Parksubgrisescens
Odense Zoologiske Havesubgrisescens
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Opolu, Opolesubgrisescens
Paignton Zoo Environmental Parksubgrisescens
Paradise Wildlife Parksubgrisescens
Parc Merveilleuxsubgrisescens
Parc Zoologic de Barcelonasubgrisescens
Parc Zoologique d'Amienssubgrisescens
Parc Zoologique d'Amnevillesubgrisescens
Parc Zoologique de La Palmyresubgrisescens
Parc Zoologique de Lillesubgrisescens
Parco Faunistico La Torbierasubgrisescens
Parco Natura Viva
Parco Zoo Punta Verdesubgrisescens
Park i Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowiesubgrisescens
Parken Zoo i Eskilstuna ABsubgrisescens
Perth Zoological Gardenssubgrisescens
Racine Zoological Gardenssubgrisescens
Rare Species Conservation Centresubgrisescens
Ree Park - Ebeltoft Safarisubgrisescens
Safari de Peaugressubgrisescens
San Francisco Zoological Gardenssubgrisescens
Santa Ana Zooimperator
Shaldon Wildlife Trustsubgrisescens
Singapore Zoological Gardenssubgrisescens
Skansen Akvarietsubgrisescens
South Lakes Wild Animal Parksubgrisescens
St. Paul's Como Zoosubgrisescens
Szeged Zoosubgrisescens
Terra Natura S.A.subgrisescens
Thoiry Zoological Parksubgrisescens
Tiergarten Heidelbergsubgrisescens
Tierpark Berlin-Friedrichsfelde GmbHsubgrisescens
Tierpark Hagenbeck GmbHsubgrisescens
Twycross Zoosubgrisescens
Wellington Zoo Trustsubgrisescens
Wilhelma Zoosubgrisescens
Zagreb Zoo / Zooloski vrt Zagrebsubgrisescens
Zoo d'Assonsubgrisescens
Zoo de la Bourbansaissubgrisescens
Zoo de Santillana y Parque Cuaternariosubgrisescens
Zoo Dortmundsubgrisescens
Zoo Dresden GmbHsubgrisescens
Zoo Hannover GmbHsubgrisescens
Zoo New England, Stone Zoosubgrisescens
Zoo of Antwerpsubgrisescens
Zoo Osnabrücksubgrisescens
Zoo Parc de Beauvalsubgrisescens
Zoo Santo Inácio Vila Nova de Gaia
Zoo Zürichsubgrisescens
Zoobotanico de Jerezsubgrisescens
Zoological Society of Londonsubgrisescens
Zoologicka Zahrada Jihlavasubgrisescens
Zoologicka zahrada Olomoucsubgrisescens
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzensubgrisescens
Zoologischer Garten Frankfurtsubgrisescens
Zoologischer Garten Halle GmbHsubgrisescens
Zoologischer Garten Magdeburgsubgrisescens

Range Map

South America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
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3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
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