Ashy Titi

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Pitheciidae Plecturocebus Plecturocebus cinerascens
IUCN Status: Least-Concern
  • Common Name: Ashy Black Titi
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 1823
  • Monkey Size: 23 to 46 cm (9 to 18 inches)
  • Skin Color(s): Grayish-white
  • Habitat: Rainforest
  • Diet: Frugivorous
  • Native Countries: Brazil

Ashy Black Titi Distribution

Ashy Black Titi Characteristics

The Ashy-black titi[1] is a species initially described in 1823 as Callicebus cinerascens.

  • They have an overall gray agouti coat that lacks the contrasting colors characteristic of the Moloch group, leading Hershkovitz to believe they are the most primitive member.
  • They are also pretty small with a long tail that helps them balance in the treetops.

Ashy Titi Facts

  • Ashy black titi monkeys live in small families comprising a monogamous pair and their young.
  • They feed mainly on fruits and prefer dense forests near water. They jump quickly from branch to branch, earning their German name, “Springaffe” (jumping monkey).
  • Adult males tend to carry their infants unless the mother is nursing.
  • They usually sleep together in a vine-covered tree, often returning to the same tree night after night.
  • Ashy black titi monkeys are significantly louder than most other Neotropical primates.
  • Their vocalizations are more complex than most other great apes.

Suggested Reading: Kinds of Monkeys and Apes

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Key References
  • [1]“ITIS – Report: Plecturocebus cinerascens”. Accessed December 10, 2022. Link.


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