- Common Name: Black-fronted Titi
- Taxonomy Classification Year: 1823
- Monkey Size: 23 to 46 cm (9.1 to 18.1 in)
- Skin Color(s): Gray
- Habitat: Rainforest
- Diet: Omnivorous
- Native Countries: Brazil
Black-fronted Titi Distribution
Black-fronted Titi Characteristics
The black-fronted titi is a New-World monkey native to Brazil. Black-fronted titi monkeys have short faces, fluffy bodies, long legs, and long fluffy tails.
- Compared to other platyrrhines, they have sharp canines with little or no sexual dimorphism.
- These monkeys have long skulls and relatively short snouts with single molars compared to other platyrrhines.
- Its skeletal anatomy resembles Aotus’s and is believed to closely resemble the ancestral Platyrrhine.
- The black-fronted titi monkey’s tail is non-prehensile.
What Do Black-fronted Titis Eat?
Black-Fronted Titi Facts
- The black-fronted titi monkey is listed as Near Threatened by the IUCN due to extensive habitat loss and fragmentation in the remnant Atlantic Forest in southeastern Brazil.
- Hunting pressure and captures for the pet trade does not appear to be a significant threat to the species due to their small size and shy behavior.
- This primate is territorial and monogamous and lives in small family groups of 2 to 6 monkeys.
- Black-fronted titi monkey is relatively active compared to other Titi species, spending only 29 to 35% of its time resting while foraging and feeding account for 26 to 40%, locomotion 24 to 33%, and less than 6% of social behavior.
- The species is found in both mature rainforest and disturbed fragments and may inhabit isolated forest fragments.
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