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Gallery: Monkey Mug Shots

Pygmy Marmoset

A pygmy marmoset

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A pygmy marmoset clings to a tree. These teensy primates weigh less than 5 ounces.

Baby Emperor Tamarin

Baby emperor tamarin.

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A baby emperor tamarin gnaws a branch. This species of tamarin lives in small family groups.

Emperor Tamarin

Emperor Tamarin

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The South American emperor tamarin was supposedly named for its resemblance to the German emperor Wilhelm II. Like many New World primates, the tamarin has evolved a distinctive face.

Cottontop Tamarin

Cottontop Tamarin

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Impressive hairdo! The cottontop tamarin is a native of Colombia and is critically endangered.