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38) This lion tamarin is one of the most beautiful New World monkeys. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most endangered, because of the destruction of the forests where it lives in south-eastern Brazil. Small red monkey with dark face sitting on diagonal branch.
Notes: Small red monkey with dark face sitting on diagonal branch.
Scientific name: Leontopithecus rosalia (Golden lion tamarin)
Member of the Callitrichid family
Photo © by: Luis Claudio Marigo

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