National Geographic : 1938 May
WHO'S WHO IN THE MONKEY WORLD (c) National Geographic Society Painting by Elie Cheverlange MARMOSETS, LOW IN THE SIMIAN SCALE, SEEM MORE LIKE SQUIRRELS THAN MONKEYS One of the daintiest of all the monkey tribe is the little GOLDEN, or LION MARMOSET (upper) from the Amazon, with its handsome, lionlike mane. GEOFFROV'S MARMOSET (lower pair), from Colombia and Panama, has a white shirt front with sleeves to match, and a chestnut patch on the nape of the neck. Numerous other kinds inhabit tropic America and all are popular as pets. The father is often saddled with nursemaid duties, the young clinging tightly to his fur. Pawlike feet, with claws instead of nails, indicate the marmoset's low rank in the monkey scale.