Definition of black lion tamarin in English:

black lion tamarin


  • A lion tamarin, Leontopithecus chrysopygus, having chiefly black fur and a golden rump, found in only one small area of Brazil; also called golden-rumped lion tamarin.

    Formerly regarded as a subspecies of the (golden) lion tamarin, L. rosalia.


1980s; earliest use found in Folia Primatologica.