Milton's Titi

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Pitheciidae Plecturocebus Plecturocebus miltoni
  • Common Name: Milton’s Titi
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 2014
  • Monkey Size: 12 to 15 cm (4.72 to 5.91 in)
  • Skin Color(s): Grey
  • Habitat: Rainforest
  • Diet: Herbivorous
  • Native Countries: Brazil

Milton’s Titi Distribution

Milton’s Titi Characteristics

Milton’s titi[1] (Plecturocebus miltoni), also called the fire-tailed titi monkey, is a species of titi, a type of New World Monkey from the Amazon rainforest of southern Brazil.

  • Milton’s titi can be distinguished from other titi by the following characteristics: a light gray forehead line, dark ocher throat and sideburns, dark gray flanks and torso, and an orange tail.

Milton’s Titi Facts

  • Milton’s titi monkeys live in a small area of ​​lowland rainforest between the Aripuanã and Roosevelt rivers.
  • The species was named after a Brazilian primatologist, Milton Thiago de Mello.
  • Like their relatives, Milton’s titis live in small family groups comprising a pair of monogamous adults and 2 or 3 of their young.
  • These fruit-eating monkeys spend much time grooming themselves, sometimes perching side by side on branches with lovingly entwined tails.
  • When startled, Milton’s titis quickly disappear from sight and hide in dense sections of treetops.

Suggested Reading: All Monkeys

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Key References
  • [1]“About: Milton’s titi”. Accessed December 25, 2022. Link.


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