Colombian Black-handed Titi

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Pitheciidae Cheracebus Cheracebus medemi
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
  • Common Name: Black-handed Titi
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 1963
  • Monkey Size: 23 to 46 cm (9 to 18.11 inches)
  • Skin Color(s): Black
  • Habitat: Rainforest
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Native Countries: Colombia

Black-handed Titi Distribution

Colombian Black-handed Titi Characteristics

The Colombian black-handed titi[1] is a species of titi, a New World primate native to Colombia.

  • There is no prominent sexual dimorphism between the sexes, except that the male is slightly larger than the female, with a slight variation in color patterns.
  • The Colombian black-handed titi fundamentally differs from other monkeys in its family.
  • The animal’s body is covered with black, soft, feathered fur and has a small round head.
  • The hands are also covered with this black fur, except for the neck and ears, which appear with a white or yellow stripe.

Colombian Black-handed Titi Facts

  • The Colombian black-handed titi is a diurnal and arboreal monkey that prefers to live in dense forests near water.
  • These Columbian monkeys can jump from branch to branch quickly and sleep at night but are also sleepy at midday.
  • The species is a monogamous animal, meaning it only has one mate.
  • The Colombian black-handed monkey lives in family groups consisting of parent monkeys and their young and 5-7 other monkeys.
  • These South American primates are territorial, and they articulate this by making sounds together when monkeys from other groups enter their own territory.

Suggested Reading: Monkey Species List

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Key References
  • [1]“Colombian black-handed titi”. Accessed December 10, 2022. Link.

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