Madidi Titi

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Pitheciidae Plecturocebus Plecturocebus aureipalatii
IUCN Status: Least-Concern
  • Common Name: Madidi Titi
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 2006
  • Monkey Size: 80 to 81.7 cm (31.5 to 32.17 in)
  • Skin Color(s): Orange-brown
  • Habitat: Forest
  • Diet: Herbivorous
  • Native Countries: Bolivia

Madidi Titi Distribution

Madidi Titi Characteristics

The Madidi titi[1] also called the Golden Palace monkey, is a titi, a New World species of monkey discovered in 2004 in Madidi National Park in western Bolivia.

  • Golden Palace Titi monkeys, like all titi monkeys, are relatively small, thickly-furred primates.
  • The fur on the back is orange-brown, while the belly, forearms, legs, and paws are orange.
  • The tail is long and bushy; it cannot be used as a prehensile tail like all Titi monkeys.
  • It is usually dark in color but has a white tip. The head is small and rounded with a distinctive golden crown. The hair on the cheeks and neck is orange.

Madidi Titi Facts

  • The species got its name, Golden Palace, from an online casino after an auction.
  • Like all other common titis, they live in monogamous family groups consisting of common parents and offspring, in which pairs often stay together for life.
  • Like all common titis, these primates are arboreal and diurnal.
  • A pair maintains territory over rival pairs primarily through territorial calls.
  • The male usually carries the babies until they can survive independently.

Suggested Reading: Species of Monkeys

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Key References
  • [1]“ACTIVITY BUDGET AND RANGING OF A GROUP OF MADIDI TITIS (PLECTUROCEBUS AUREIPALATII) IN RESERVA ECÓLOGICA TARICAYA, WITH PRELIMINARY NOTES ON DIET COMPOSITION, HABITAT USAGE AND ADDITIONAL SIGHTINGS”. Accessed December 15, 2022. Link.

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