Lake Baptista Titi

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Pitheciidae Plecturocebus Plecturocebus baptista
IUCN Status: Least-Concern
  • Common Name: Lake Baptista Titi
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 1939
  • Monkey Size: 29 to 45 cm (11 to 17 in)
  • Skin Color(s): Black to gray
  • Habitat: Forest, rainforest
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Native Countries: Brazil

Lake Baptista Titi Distribution

Lake Baptista Titi Characteristics

The Lake Baptista titi[1] (Plecturocebus baptista), is a species of titi, a New World monkey native to Brazil.

  • Lake Baptista Titi was initially described as Callicebus baptista in 1939.
  • The body and tail of the Baptista Lake titis are covered with a soft, silky black to grayish agouti. Belly, arms, and sideburns are dark reddish brown.
  • Their small, round ears barely protrude from the thick fur on either side of the head.
  • Their face is small and hairless, with hazel eyes, a flat nose, and thin lips.
  • The air sac in their larynx enables them to produce deafening calls. In addition, their feet and hands have opposable toes and thumbs.

Lake Baptista Titi Facts

  • Lake Baptista titi monkeys spend most of their time in the trees and rarely descend from the lower levels of the canopy or tree line.
  • These New-World Monkeys prefer to live in forested areas near rivers and lakes.
  • They mate for life and travel with their young or offspring in small family groups.
  • The male species is the primary guardian of the babies, which is unusual. He’ll carry the baby most of the time, except when it needs to breastfeed.
  • These Brazilian primates produce loud duets early in the morning. These songs are believed to express the bond between a male and female, sharing territorial information with other Titi monkeys.

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Key References
  • [1]“ITIS – Report: Plecturocebus baptista”. Accessed December 15, 2022. Link.


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