Parecis Titi

IUCN Status: Nearly-Threatened
  • Common Name: Parecis titi
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 2019
  • Monkey Size: 23 to 46 cm (9 to 18 inches)
  • Skin Color(s): Reddish chestnut
  • Habitat: Forest, rainforest
  • Diet: Herbivorous
  • Native Countries: Brazil

Parecis titi Distribution

Parecis Titi Characteristics

The Parecis titi[1] (Plecturocebus parecis) is a species of titi, a New World Monkey native to Brazil.

  • These South American primates can be distinguished from all other Plecturocebus species by their generally grayish agouti fur accompanied by a reddish-brown back.
  • The neck, legs, chest, and inner extremities are white, and its tail also turns white towards the tip.

Parecis Titi Facts

  • The range of the new species is in the deforestation arc of the Amazon, where large tracts of forest are being destroyed for timber, settlements, and industrial agriculture.
  • In the local Paresi language, it is known as otôhô.
  • Parecis titi monkeys live in small family groups of a monogamous pair and their young.
  • The males help care for the baby by holding it when the female is not nursing.
  • They usually sleep together in a vine-covered tree, often returning to the same tree night after night.

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Key References
  • [1]“ITIS – Report: Plecturocebus”. Accessed December 20, 2022. Link.

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