Titi Monkeys

The different Titi Monkey species vary substantially in size and colouring but resemble each other in most other physical ways.

The Titi Monkeys fur is long and soft and it is usually reddish, brownish or black and with a lighter underside.Some species have a bright collar or black stripes at the head. Their tail is always furry and is not prehensile.

Head and body length: Female, 29 - 42 centimetres, Male: 30 - 45 centimetres.
Tail length: Female: 36 - 64 centimetres, Male: 39 - 50 centimetres.
Weight: Female: 700 - 1020 grams, Male: 800 - 1200 grams.

Diurnal and arboreal, titi monkeys prefer dense forests near water. Titi Monkeys easily jump from branch to branch, earning them their German name, 'jumping monkey'. They sleep at night, but also take a midday nap.

Titi Monkeys are territorial monkeys. They live in family groups which consist of parents and their offspring, about 3 to 7 other members. They defend their territory by shouting and chasing off intruders. Both male and female

Titi Monkeys vocalise synchronously early in the morning, probably to announce their presence in their territory. Their grooming and communication is important for the co-operation of the group. Titi Monkeys can typically be seen in pairs sitting or sleeping.

Titi Monkeys are found in wet or inundated forests, especially in dense underbrush, and in gallery forests. They live in South America, from Colombia to Brazil, Peru and north Paraguay.

Some species such as the Ashy Black Titi are endemic to Brazil only.

The diet of the Titi Monkeys consists mainly of fruits, although they also eat leaves, insects, bird eggs and small vertebrates. Titi Monkeys are monogamous (having only one mating partner), mating for life. After a gestation period of 155 days (about 5 months), the female bears a single young monkey. The bond between the male and the infant is very strong and the father cares for the young, carrying it and bringing it to the mother only for nursing. The young are weaned after 5 months and are fully grown after a year. After 2 to 3 years they leave their family group in order to find a mate. Their life expectancy is up to 12 years.

Genus: Callicebus (C. cupreus group)

The Chestnut-bellied Titi Monkey (Callicebus caligatus), is a species of titi monkey endemic to Brazil. Conservation Status - Least Concern.

The Coppery Titi Monkey (Callicebus cupreus), is a species of titi, a type of New World monkey, from South America. The Coppery Titi Monkey is found in Bolivia, Brazil and Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Conservation Status - Least Concern.

The Hershkovitz's Titi Monkey (Callicebus dubius), is a species of titi, a type of New World monkey, from South America. Hershkovitz's Titi Monkey is found in Bolivia, Brazil and Peru. Conservation Status - Least Concern.

The Ornate Titi Monkey (Callicebus ornatus), is a species of titi monkey endemic to Colombia. Conservation Status - Vulnerable.

The Stephen Nash's Titi Monkey or Nash's Titi Monkey (Callicebus stephennashi), is a species of titi, a type of New World monkey, endemic to Brazil. Conservation Status - Least Concern.

The White-tailed Titi Monkey (Callicebus discolor), is a species of titi monkey, from South America. The White-tailed Titi Monkey is found in Ecuador and Peru. Conservation Status - Least Concern.

Genus: Callicebus (C. donacophilus group)

The Ollala Brothers Titi Monkey (Callicebus olallae), is a species of titi monkey endemic to Bolivia. Conservation Status - Vulnerable.

The Rio Beni Titi Monkey (Callicebus modestus), is a species of titi monkey endemic to Bolivia. Conservation Status - Vulnerable.

The Rio Mayo Titi Monkey (Callicebus oenanthe), is a species of titi monkey endemic to Peru. Conservation Status - Vulnerable.

The White-coated Titi Monkey (Callicebus pallescens), is a species of titi monkey from South America. The White-coated Titi Monkey is found in Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay. Conservation Status - Least Concern.

The White-eared Titi Monkey (Callicebus donacophilus), also known as the Bolivian Titi Monkey or Bolivian Grey Titi Monkey, is a species of titi monkey from South America. The White-eared Titi Monkey is found in Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay. Conservation Status - Least Concern.

Genus: Callicebus (C. moloch group)

The Ashy Black Titi Monkey (Callicebus cinerascens), is a species of titi monkey endemic to Brazil. Conservation Status - Least Concern.

The Baptista Lake Titi Monkey (Callicebus baptista), is a species of titi monkey endemic to Brazil. Conservation Status - Least Concern.

The Brown Titi Monkey (Callicebus brunneus), is a species of titi monkey from South America. The Brown Titi Monkey is found in Brazil and Peru. Conservation Status - Least Concern.

The Prince Bernhard's Titi Monkey (Callicebus bernhardi) is a species of titi monkey endemic to Brazil. The Prince Bernhard's Titi Monkey was discovered in 2002 by Marc van Roosmalen and Russell Mittermeier and named after Prince Bernard of the Netherlands. Conservation Status - Least Concern.

The Hoffmann's Titi Monkey (Callicebus hoffmannsi), is a species of titi monkey endemic to Brazil. Conservation Status - Least Concern.

The Red-bellied Titi Monkey (Callicebus moloch), is a species of titi monkey endemic to Brazil. Conservation Status - Least Concern.

Genus: Callicebus (C. personatus group)

The Atlantic Titi Monkey (Callicebus personatus), is a species of titi monkey endemic to Brazil. Conservation Status - Vulnerable.

The Barbara Brown's Titi Monkey (Callicebus barbarabrownae), is a species of titi monkey endemic to Brazil. Conservation Status - Critically Endangered.

The Black-fronted Titi Monkey (Callicebus nigrifrons), is a species of titi monkey endemic to Brazil. Conservation Status - Near Threatened.

The Coastal Black-handed Titi Monkey (Callicebus melanochir), is a species of titi monkey endemic to Brazil. Conservation Status - Vulnerable.

The Coimbra Filho's Titi Monkey or just Coimbra's Titi Monkey (Callicebus coimbrai), is a species of titi monkey endemic to Brazil. The Coimbra Filho's Titi Monkey is endemic to deciduous woodlands in the Brazilian state of Sergipe. Conservation Status - Critically Endangered.

Genus: Callicebus (Subgenus: Torquatus)

The Black Titi Monkey (Callicebus lugens), is a species of titi monkey from South America. The Black Titi Monkey is found in Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela. Conservation Status - Least Concern.

The Collared Titi Monkey (Callicebus torquatus), is a species of titi monkey from South America. The Collared Titi Monkey if found in Brazil and Colombia. Conservation Status - Least Concern.

The Colombian Black-handed Titi Monkey (Callicebus medemi), is a species of titi monkey endemic to Colombia. Conservation Status - Least Concern.

The Lucifer Titi Monkey (Callicebus lucifer), is a species of titi monkey from South America. The Lucifer Titi Monkey is found in Brazil, Colombia and Peru. Conservation Status - Least Concern.

The Red-headed Titi Monkey (Callicebus regulus), is a species of titi monkey endemic to Brazil. Conservation Status - Least Concern.

The Rio Purus Titi Monkey (Callicebus purinus), is a species of titi monkey endemic to Brazil. Conservation Status - Least Concern.

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Titi Monkey Classification
Kingdom:
Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata
Class:
Mammalia
Order:
Primates
Suborder:
Haplorrhini
Family:
Pitheciidae
Subfamily:
Callicebinae
Genus:

Callicebus

Type Species
Simia Personatus
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