Leontopithecus chrysopygus (Mikan, 1823) 

Black lion tamarin, Golden-rumped lion tamarin



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1970



São Paulo, Brazil


Biology & Ecology










Fatoretto, Bruna T. et al. (2022). A comparison of rectal and oral cultivable microbiota in wild and captive black lion tamarins (Leontopithecus chrysopygus, Mikan 1823). American Journal of Primatology 84(4-5): e23370.

Fisher, Diana O. (2011). Trajectories from extinction: where are missing mammals rediscovered? Global Ecology & Biogeography 20: 415-425. [Appendix S1]

PSG (IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group) (2008) Black Lion Tamarin, Leontopithecus chrysopygus (Mikan 1823). Accessed November 2008, IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group (PSG), Arlington, VA.

Secco, Helio et al. (2022). Golden lion tamarins use artificial canopy overpass to get around: a new road for their conservation? Biodiversity 23(3-4): 156-158.


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