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Adelmar Faria Coimbra Filho

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Name  Adelmar Coimbra-Filho

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Adelmar Faria Coimbra-Filho (June 4, 1924 – June 27, 2016) was a Brazilian biologist and primatologist. He is a pioneer in studies of and conservation of lion tamarins. He is founder and Former Director of the Rio de Janeiro Primate Centre. Coimbra Filho's titi is named after him.

Life and career

Coimbra-Filho was born in Fortaleza. He began his career in 1947. He rediscovered the black lion tamarin, and assisted in conservation of the golden lion tamarin through a zoo-based breeding program in collaboration with Devra G. Kleiman.

His awards and honors include the Augusto Ruschi Award from the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.


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