- 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 (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.
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