DISTRIBUTION: North of the Amazon river in Brazil, Guyana, French Guiana, Suriname, and possibly Venezuela.
DIET: Fruit, flowers, insects, frogs, spiders, lizards and nectar.
NOTES: They live in co-operative groups of 4 to 5 members with little competition among a group even between breeding males. The Red-handed Tamarin is territorial and can be aggressive, with sharp canines and claws instead of fingernails on all fingers and all but the large toes. The Red-handed Tamarin is an exceptional climber and spends most of its time among the vines and branches of the trees.