Brown Titi

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Pitheciidae Plecturocebus Plecturocebus brunneus
Brown Titi
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
  • Common Name: Brown Titi
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 1842
  • Monkey Size: 31.1 to 34 cm (12.2 to 13 in)
  • Skin Color(s): Brown
  • Habitat: Rainforest
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Native Countries: Brazil, Peru, Bolivia

Brown Titi Distribution

Brown Titi Characteristics

Brown Titi

The brown titi[1] is another species of titi, a New World Monkey native to South America.

  • The brown titi is a medium-sized primate with a gray to tawny coat.
  • The species doesn’t exhibit sexual dimorphism; the average body and head length of males is 31.1 centimeters (12.2 in), while that of females averages 34 centimeters (13 in).
  • Their fluffy tails are longer than the length of their head and body combined.
  • It usually has thick fur with a back and limbs that vary in color from brownish or greyish agouti, with white ear tufts and a reddish underside.

Brown Titi Facts

  • It was initially described in 1842 as Callicebus brunneus and transferred to the new genus Plecturocebus in 2016.
  • It’s a monogamous species and lives in small groups of 2 to 7 members comprising the pair and their young.
  • The species is also known for the distinctive twining of its tail when groups are sitting together.
  • The Brown titi monkey can live in captivity for more than 25 years.
  • When last assessed in 2020, the brown titi was listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List.

Suggested Reading: Types of Little Monkeys

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Key References
  • [1]“Plecturocebus brunneus”. Accessed December 11, 2022. Link.

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