Research Article

Brazilian Tamarins on the Way to Extinction?

José Márcio Ayresa1, Russell A. Mittermeiera2 and Isabel D. Constablea3

a1 Institute Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia, CP478, 69,000 Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.

a2 WWF-US, 1601 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009 and Dept. of Anatomical Sciences, Health Sciences Center, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA.

a3 Constable, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA.


The pied bare-face tamarin is found only in the vicinity of Manaus, the second largest city in Brazilian Amazonia, where rapid growth in recent years has resulted in much forest destruction. The authors’ studies show that this tamarin is now endangered and they suggest an action plan to ensure its survival.