TITI MONKEYS

The titi monkey family, Callicebinae,
includes 3 genera, and at least 31 species

AMAZONIAN TITIS

Genus: Plecturocebus

Plecturocebus donacophilus

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

The Bolivian gray titi, also known as the white-eared titi and the Bolivian titi, is a New World monkey native to the South American countries of Bolivia and Brazil. Its geographic distribution extends from the upper parts of the Mamoré, Río Grande, and San Miguel (Itonomas) river basins east of the Manique River in Beni, Bolivia, to… 

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Plecturocebus caquetensis

CONSERVATION STATUS: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Discovered by a scientific expedition to the Colombian Amazon in 2008, the Caquetá titi lives deep in the hot and humid rainforests of the Caquetá region of Colombia, close to the border of Ecuador and Peru. The species’ range encompasses an area of about 39 mi² (100 km²) and includes dense, low forests of small, thin…

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Plecturocebus cupreus

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

The coppery titi monkey, also called the red titi, is a New World monkey indigenous to northwest South America. They inhabit the Amazon forests of Peru and Brazil, and are mainly found in terra firme forests, often occupying the middle and lower canopy strata. They are rarely seen in várzea forests, which are common throughout the…

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Plecturocebus ornatus

CONSERVATION STATUS: VULNERABLE

Ornate titis are endemic to eastern Colombia and live in the Department of Cundinamarca and south into the Department of Meta. They mainly inhabit tropic and sub-tropic levels of the forest. Ornate titis prefer areas of dense vegetation like thickets, tangles, underbrushes, and even wet or waterlogged areas. They can also be…

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Plecturocebus moloch

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

The red-bellied titi, also known as the dusky titi, is a species of New World monkey living in the forests south of the Amazon River. Restricted by the Paraguay and Pilcomayo rivers, this species’ range extends as far south as Paraguay. To the west, its range is confined by the towering Andes mountains while it stretches east as far as…

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Plecturocebus oenanthe

CONSERVATION STATUS: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

The San Martin titi, also known as the Rio Mayo titi or Andean titi monkey, is endemic to the San Martin region of Peru, and it is considered Peru’s most endangered primate. They make their homes in low secondary forests and are often seen in bamboo groves, viney thickets, fruit groups, and palm-dominated forests. They seem to have…

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Plecturocebus discolor

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

White-tailed titi monkeys—also called red titi monkeys, and not to be confused with coppery titis (Callicebus cupreus) who are also commonly called red titis—are native to the dense rainforests and gallery forests of Ecuador and Peru. A small population can also be found in Colombia. White-tailed titis are small monkeys

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ATLANTIC TITIS

Genus: Callicebus

Callicebus personatus

CONSERVATION STATUS: VULNERABLE

The masked titi monkey, also known as the Atlantic titi, is a New World primate native to Brazil. Found nowhere else in the world, this species occupies the country’s Atlantic coastal rainforests east of the Andes mountains in the states of Bahia, Espírito Santo, northwestern Minas Gerais, northern Rio de Janeiro, and Sao Paulo…

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WIDOW TITIS

Genus: Cheracebus

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Cheracebus torquatus

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

The collared titi, also known as the yellow-handed titi or the widow monkey, occupies the lush rainforests of the Amazon and is generally found north of Rio Solimões and south of Rio Negro, although their exact range is unclear, in part due to unclear distinctions between related species. They are believed to be endemic to Brazil…

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Cheracebus lucifer

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

Lucifer titis, also known as yellow-handed titis and widow monkeys, are native to South America and are found in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. The geographic area in which they dwell is delimited by four rivers: Rio Solimões, Rio Napo, Rio Japurá, and Rio Caquetá. The average temperature in the region is about 81 F (27 C)…

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