Species: Leontopithecus chrysomelas
Geographic Range: Brazil
Size: 8 to 13 inches tall, 17 to 24.7 ounces
Lifespan: 15 years or more
Conservation Status: Endangered
Find them with the Primates Map
- The key distinguishing feature is the pattern of black and golden fur.
- Golden-headed lion tamarins are omnivores that eat foliage, fruit, flowers, nectar, invertebrates, snails, frogs, lizards, bird eggs, and even small snakes.
- The social structure of these tamarins is largely based around food sharing.
- The primary threats to the golden-headed lion tamarins have been farming, ranching, mining, and urbanization.