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37) Facial expressions are important to animals who rely on vision as much as primates do. Many species have striking facial appearances -- such as this emperor tamarin. Colorful heads (and in some cases, tails) make it easier to recognize friends and foes in dense forests. Small monkey with a white 'moustache' and red tail sits on a branch.
Notes: Small monkey with a white "moustache" and red tail sits on a branch.
Scientific name: Saguinus imperator
tamarin -- TAM-ah-rin
Member of the Callitrichid family
Photo © by: Luis Claudio Marigo

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