Black-fronted Titi

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Pitheciidae Callicebus Callicebus nigrifrons
IUCN Status: Nearly-Threatened
  • 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[1] 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?

The Black-fronted Titi consumes these food sources[¶]:

  • Earleaf Nightshade (Solanum um mauritianum).
  • Leathery Colicwood (Myrsine ne coriacea).
  • Abas (Psidium guajava)
  • Johnnyberry (miconia)
  • Fig (Ficus)
  • Entireleaf Spiritweed (Aegiphila integrifolia).

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.

Suggested Reading: Kinds of Monkeys

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Key References
  • [1]“Black-fronted Titi Monkey-Encyclopedia of Life”. Accessed December 10, 2022. Link.
  • [¶] – Bello, C., Galetti, M., Montan, D., Pizo, M. A., Mariguela, T. C., Culot, L., Bufalo, F., Labecca, F., Pedrosa, F., Constantini, R., Emer, C., Silva, W. R., da Silva, F. R., Ovaskainen, O. and Jordano, P. (2017), Atlantic frugivory: a plant-frugivore interaction data set for the Atlantic Forest. Ecology, 98: 1729. doi:10.1002/ecy.1818. doi:10.1002/ecy.1818

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