any South American marmoset of the genera Saguinus and Leontopithecus (Leontideus), having silky fur and a nonprehensile tail: several species are threatened or endangered.
any of numerous small monkeys of the genera Saguinus (or Leontocebus) and Leontideus, of South and Central American forests; similar to the marmosets: family Callithricidae


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