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Saguinus mystax (black-chested mustached tamarin)

Wikipedia Abstract

The moustached tamarin or Spix's moustached tamarin (Saguinus mystax) is a tamarin found in tropical forests in Brazil and Peru. It is black with a white moustache, white nose, and brownish back. Its diet consists mainly of fruits, tree gum and insects.There are two subspecies of the moustached tamarin: Spix's moustached tamarin, Saguinus mystax mystax White-rumped moustached tamarin, Saguinus mystax pluto↑ ↑
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Saguinus mystax mystax (Spix's Mustached Tamarin)
Saguinus mystax pileatus (red-capped tamarin) (Attributes)
Saguinus mystax pluto (White-rump Mustached Tamarin)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.86
EDGE Score: 1.77


Adult Weight [1]  1.20 lbs (544 g)
Birth Weight [1]  47 grams
Female Maturity [1]  1 year 4 months
Male Maturity [1]  1 year 5 months
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore, Nectarivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  30 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  40 %
Diet - Nectar [2]  30 %
Forages - Arboreal [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  4 months 25 days
Litter Size [1]  2
Maximum Longevity [1]  20 years
Weaning [1]  5 months 21 days


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Iquitos varzea Brazil, Peru, Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Juruá-Purus moist forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Monte Alegre varzea Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Purus varzea Brazil 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
Sierra del Divisor Reserve Zone 3652986 Peru      
Vale do Javari Indigenous Area 21113875 Amazonas, Brazil      

Prey / Diet

Ficus americana subsp. guianensis[3]
Ficus gomelleira[3]
Ficus trigona[3]
Parkia nitida (Visgueiro)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Ateles chamek (Chamek spider monkey)1
Callicebus moloch (red-bellied titi monkey)1
Cebuella pygmaea pygmaea (pygmy marmoset)1
Cebus albifrons (white-fronted capuchin)1
Chlorophanes spiza (Green Honeycreeper)1
Coereba flaveola (Bananaquit)1
Cyanerpes caeruleus (Purple Honeycreeper)1
Cyanerpes cyaneus (Red-legged Honeycreeper)1
Dacnis cayana (Blue Dacnis)1
Euphonia violacea (Violaceous Euphonia)1
Lagothrix lagothricha (Humboldt's woolly monkey)2
Leontocebus fuscicollis (saddlebacked tamarin)4
Pithecia albicans (buffy saki)2
Saguinus imperator (emperor tamarin)1
Saimiri sciureus (South American squirrel monkey)2
Sapajus apella (brown capuchin)2
Tangara gyrola (Bay-headed Tanager)1
Tangara mexicana (Turquoise Tanager)1
Thraupis episcopus (Blue-grey Tanager)1
Thraupis palmarum (Palm Tanager)1


Parasitized by 
Athesmia heterolecithoides <Unverified Name>[5]
Dermatobia hominis (human botfly)[6]
Dipetalonema gracile <Unverified Name>[5]
Dipetalonema graciliformis <Unverified Name>[5]
Enterobius vermicularis[6]
Necator americanus (hookworm)[6]
Platynosomum amazonensis <Unverified Name>[5]
Primasubulura distans <Unverified Name>[5]
Prosthenorchis elegans[5]
Strongyloides stercoralis (threadworm)[6]
Tetrapetalonema mystaxi <Unverified Name>[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Denver Zoological Gardens
Parque Zoologico Huachipa
The ZOO, Northwest Florida
Zoological Garden Prague

Range Map

South America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish 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
3"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
4Seasonal Patterns of Diet and Ranging in Two Species of Tamarin Monkeys: Stability Versus Variability, Paul A. Garber, International Journal of Primatology, Vol. 14, No. 1, 1993
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
6Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by 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.
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
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