Black Titi Monkey

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Pitheciidae Cheracebus Cheracebus lugens
IUCN Status: Least-Concern
  • Common Name: White-chested Titi
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 1811
  • Monkey Size: 29 to 45 cm (11.42 to 17.72 in)
  • Skin Color(s): Black and dark brown
  • Habitat: Forest, rainforest
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Native Countries: Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela

White-chested Titi Distribution

Black Titi Characteristics

The Black Titi[1] (Cheracebus lugens) is a species of Titi, a New World Monkey endemic to South America. It is found in Venezuela, Colombia, and Brazil. It is also known as White-chested Titi.

  • It was described in 1811 under the name Calicebus lugens. The coat is usually blackish mixed with dark brown hairs and some auburn hairs on the back and sides.
  • The hands are white or yellowish. The body weight ranges from 1 to 2 kilograms, and the head-body length is about 290 to 450 millimeters.
  • This species shows no sexual dimorphism. Members of this species can live up to 12 years in captivity.

Black Titi Facts

  • Social groups consist of a monogamous pair and one or two of their young. Groups of 5 are sometimes seen, and single individuals (“floaters“) may also be sighted occasionally.
  • The white-chested titi is a generalized quadrupedal, using four-legged walking and running about 66.8 percent of the time. This species also practices active jumping and climbing.
  • Groups of black titis perch on large branches, often just above the prominent canopy.
  • Although fruits make up most of this primate’s diet, invertebrates and leaves are also eaten to a lesser extent.
  • The Black Titi is very affectionate within the family unit, but the adult pair is aggressive towards neighboring pairs.

Suggested Reading: All Kinds of Monkeys

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Key References
  • [1]“Black Titi”. Accessed December 21, 2022. Link.

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