Red-headed Titi

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Pitheciidae Cheracebus Cheracebus regulus
IUCN Status: Least-Concern
  • Common Name: Juruá Collared Titi
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 1927
  • Monkey Size: 30 to 45 cm (11 to 17.5 in)
  • Skin Color(s): Reddish-brown
  • Habitat: Forest, rainforest
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Native Countries: Brazil

Juruá Collared Titi Distribution

Red-Headed Titi Characteristics

The red-headed titi[1] (Cheracebus regulus) (also known as Juruá Collared Titi) is a marmoset species of New World Monkey endemic to Brazil.

  • Initially, it was described as Callicebus regulus in 1927. The red-headed titi monkey’s tiny body is draped in a long, soft coat of dark reddish-brown fur.
  • Two beautiful, expressive brown eyes light their pink triangular faces. Their nose is flat, and their nostrils are slanted.
  • Their mouths are small and house short canine teeth. Their ears are covered by the thick fur that surrounds its face.
  • A stripe of creamy white fur extends from the base of the ears to the throat. The Crown of its head is reddish, hence the common name.
  • Their tails are black or dark brown at the base, ending in reddish hues at the tip.

Red-Headed Titi Facts

  • Red-headed titi monkeys are diurnal and arboreal, waking up and sleeping with the sun.
  • These Juruá Collared titis are four-legged, usually found climbing or walking, and move between trees with short leaps.
  • Their tail is erect and never touches the ground or branch supports when walking.
  • They tend to occupy the lower levels of the forest, preferring the brush layers and undergrowth. However, they regularly climb into the lower canopy.
  • Red-headed titis live in small territorial groups of a closely bonded pair and their young.

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Key References
  • [1]“Cheracebus regulus”. Accessed December 15, 2022. Link.


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