Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of tamarin.

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Examples

  • From a newborn gorilla and unusually adorable baby twin tamarins to wrestling tiger cubs and even a bucket full of kittens, unwind and appreciate the splendor of nature once you've had your fill of ghouls and ghosts.

    Animal Photos Of The Week

  • Although keeping many small monkey species, such as tamarins or squirrel monkeys, as a pet do not require licences, capuchins are covered by the Dangerous Wild Animals Act. This legislation requires the animals to be licensed and to be examined by a vet once a year.

    British Blogs

  • Mammals found only here or in few other Amazonian regions include primates such as tamarins (Saguinus midas), squirrel monkeys (Saimiri ustus), endangered titi monkeys (Callicebus moloch), marmosets (Callithrix argentatado), a number of rodents such as Coendou koopmani, Myoprocta acouchy, and arboreal rats (Echimys chrysurus and E. grandis), savanna foxes (Cerdocyon thous), and many bats.

    Gurupa varzea

  • When they played the music back to seven pairs of adult cotton-top tamarins at the University of Wisconsin, the monkeys became more anxious and jittery while listening to the fearful monkey music, but then calmed down upon hearing the friendlier music.

    Play me that monkey music

  • He began by listening to recordings Snowdon had made of the calls of cotton-top tamarins, and was able to discern as he did so which calls were from animals that were upset, and which were from animals that were more relaxed.

    Play me that monkey music

  • The tamarins were familiarized with a series of stems+suffix (e.g., bi-shoy, lo-shoy) or a series of prefix+stems (e.g., shoy-bi, shoy-lo).

    2009 July « Motivated Grammar

  • The researchers played recordings of nonsense words to a group of tamarins, where each word consisted of a variable stem and a constant affix.

    2009 July « Motivated Grammar

  • After the tamarins were familiarized with the words, they were taken to a new enclosure, where examples of suffixed and prefixed words were played to them (the affix remained the same as in the training period, but the stems were new).

    2009 July « Motivated Grammar

  • The tamarins stared surprisedly when shoy was used as a prefix when they were trained with it as a suffix.

    2009 July « Motivated Grammar

  • In summary, their “results suggest that, in the absence of training, cotton-top tamarins learn a rule that is formally similar to affixation patterns [...] in natural language.”

    2009 July « Motivated Grammar

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