Rio Mayo Titi

[shemedia_ad type=”medrec”]

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Pitheciidae Plecturocebus Plecturocebus oenanthe
IUCN Status: Critically-Endangered
  • Common Name: Rio Mayo Titi
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 1924
  • Monkey Size: 29 to 45 cm (11 to 18 in)
  • Skin Color(s): Brown or orange to dark brown
  • Habitat: Forest, rainforest
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Native Countries: Peru

Rio Mayo Titi Distribution

Rio Mayo Titi Characteristics

The Río Mayo titi[1] (Plecturocebus oenanthe), also known as the San Martín titi, is native to the San Martín region of Peru and is considered Peru’s most endangered primate.

  • They live in low-lying secondary forests and are often seen in bamboo groves, fruit clusters, grape vines, and palm-dominated forests.
  • At first glance, Río Mayo titi appears to have round, robust bodies. This is because their dense fur obscures their actual body shape and sometimes makes them look like growth on a branch – great for hiding from predators!
  • They use a long, intangible tail to balance themselves on branches.
  • They also have a variety of color types: individuals in the northern part of their range are more likely to have brown bodies with a white mask, while those in the south are more likely to have orange to dark brown bodies and no mask.
  • Sometimes pairs of different colors have common offspring.

Rio Mayo Titi Facts

  • Río Mayo titis are diurnal, like most New World Monkeys. They wake up with the sun and stay active until sunset.
  • They have two main feeding periods throughout the day with a break in between and spend most of their waking hours eating.
  • They are arboreal and quadrupedal and generally move with short hops. They are rarely seen on the forest floor.
  • Río Mayo titis have been described as somewhat temperamental and hesitant and don’t tend to be inquisitive.
  • Babies are born a uniform agouti color and begin to develop their white mask, if they have one, at around 5 weeks.

Suggested Reading: Types of Monkeys By Breeds

Cite This Page

APA7MLA8Chicago (2023, June 01). Rio Mayo Titi. Bio Explorer. "Rio Mayo Titi" Bio Explorer, 01 June 2023, "Rio Mayo Titi" Bio Explorer, June 01 2023.
Key References
  • [1]“San Martin Titi, Plecturocebus oenanthe | New England Primate Conservancy”. Accessed December 24, 2022. Link.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here