The Brown-mantled Tamarin is a small New World monkey, the group of monkeys that live in the tropics of Central and Southern American. Tamarins are distinguished from other New World monkeys by their small size, having modified claws rather than nails on all of their digits except the big toe and a slightly different number of molars. There are ten recognised subspecies of Brown-mantled Tamarin which occur across Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

This specimen came from Ecuador. It was registered into the museum's collection in 1884.

The population of Brown-mantled Tamarins is large and stable and there are no major threats to the species. It is therefore classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as of Least Concern. Despite this they are listed in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) to ensure that international trade does not threaten their survival in the wild.

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