Coppery Titi

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Pitheciidae Plecturocebus Plecturocebus cupreus
Coppery Titi
IUCN Status: Least-Concern
  • Common Name: Coppery Titi
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 1823
  • Monkey Size: 28.7 to 39 cm (11.23 to 15.35 in)
  • Skin Color(s): Coppery red
  • Habitat: Forest, rainforest
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Native Countries: Brazil, Peru, Bolivia

Coppery Titi Distribution

Coppery Titi Characteristics

Coppery Titi

The coppery titi[1], or the red titi, is a species of titi, a type of New-World monkey native to South America.

  • Coppery titi monkeys have dense fur that covers most of the body except for the face.
  • They have a band of white fur on the top of their heads and red fur on the sides of their cheeks, belly, and chest.
  • The back is draped in dark brown fur, while the insides of the legs and arms are red or orange. The hind legs are shorter than the front legs.
  • The three subspecies of Callicebus cupreus: C. c. discolor, C. c. ornatuas, and C. c. Cupreus can be distinguished from each other by the difference in the color of the fur on the forehead.
  • Callicebus cupreus discolor has white or beige fur that flows on the forehead, while C. c. cupreus has a less contrasting beige forehead highlighted with black fur.
  • Callicebus c. ornatus shares a pale forehead with C. c. discolor but can be distinguished by light fur on fingers.

Coppery Titi Facts

  • Coppery titis spend much of the day socializing and having physical contact about 47% of the time.
  • Male parents are the primary caregivers: they carry their offspring on their backs from the first hours after birth and do so at all times except when the mother is nursing the child.
  • Each family group lives in a small delimited territory, neighboring family groups often meet on the borders of these territories, which often leads to confrontations.
  • Red titis have a powerful sense of smell, which plays a vital role in communication through smell.
  • They have various visual cues that show when they are angry or excited. For example, angry individuals may sway, look away, shake their heads and bodies, and lift and whip their tails.

Suggested Reading: Different Species of Monkeys

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Key References
  • [1]“Coppery titi monkey (Plecturocebus cupreus) pairs display coordinated behaviors in response to a simulated intruder – PMC”. Accessed August 27, 2022. Link.

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