Saguinus oedipus Skull Replica measures 2.1 inches. Saguinus oedipus Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. California Academy of Sciences specimen. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Known as Cotton top Tamarin. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

The Cotton-top tamarin or Saguinus oedipus is part of the most diminutive family of monkeys, Callitrichidae, the marmosets and tamarins.

Saguinus oedipus weighs 15.2 oz on average. Its head and body length is 8.2 to 10.2 inches, while its tail is slightly longer at around 13 to 16 inches. The male and female cotton-top tamarin or Saguinus oedipus are of a similar size and weight.

Members of the Callitrichinae subfamily including the Saguinus oedipus have sharp nails on all digits except the big toes, which have the flat nails common to other primates. Tegulae resemble a squirrel’s claws and help with movement through trees. The white hair on the back of the head and neck inspire its common name, “cotton-top”.

The Saguinus oedipus has a long sagittal crest, consisting of white hairs, from forehead to nape flowing over the shoulders.

The skin of the face is black with gray or white bands located above the eyes. These bands continue along the edge of the face down to the jaw.

Tamarins are generally divided into three groups by their facial characteristics: hairy-faced, mottled-faced, and bare-faced. The Cotton-top Tamarin has fine white hairs covering its face, but they are so fine as to appear naked, thus is considered a bare-faced tamarin.

Its lower canine teeth are longer than its incisors, creating the appearance of tusks. The Saguinus oedipus has two molar teeth on each side of its jaw, not three like other New World monkeys.

The Saguinus oedipus back is brown, and the underparts, arms and legs are whitish-yellow. The rump and inner thighs and upper tail are reddish-orange. Many individuals have stripes or whorls of fur of striking coloration on their throats.

The Saguinus oedipus also has whiskers on its forehead and around its mouth. Endangered New World Monkey, North West Columbia.

The Cotton-top Tamarin is found in both primary and secondary forests, from humid tropical forests in the south of its range to tropical dry forests in the north. It is seldom found at altitudes above 1,300 feet, but has been encountered up to 4,900 feet.

It prefers the lower levels of the tropical forests, but may also be found foraging on the ground and between the understory and the canopy.