- 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 (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.
Suggested Reading: Types of Monkeys: Basic Monkey Identification
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