Stephen Nash's Titi

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Pitheciidae Plecturocebus Plecturocebus stephennashi
  • Common Name: Stephen Nash’s Titi
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 2002
  • Monkey Size: 71 to 71 cm (28 to 28 in)
  • Skin Color(s): Silver
  • Habitat: Forest
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Native Countries: Brazil

Stephen Nash’s Titi Distribution

Stephen Nash’s Titi Characteristics

Stephen Nash’s Titi[1] (Plecturocebus stephennashi), also known as Stephen Nash’s monkey or Nash’s Titi, is a species of Titi in the family Pitheciidae.

  • It is native to Brazil’s east bank of the Purus River. The adult Stephen Nash’s Titi can reach a maximum length of 71 cm.
  • They have an elongated tail 17 inches (43 in) long, making up more than 60 percent of their body length.
  • Stephen Nash’s species of Titi monkeys are also frivolous animals, ranging in body weight from 700 grams to 1, 650 grams (1.5 to 3.6 pounds).
  • It has a silver body, a black forehead, red sideburns, and a chest.
  • Stephen Nash’s titi monkey is an animal without a prehensile tail, and the undersides of this species of monkey’s limbs are also red.

Stephen Nash’s Titi Facts

  • This Brazilian monkey was discovered by Marc van Roosmalen in 2001 when local fishermen brought specimens to his breeding center. It was officially described in 2002.
  • It was named after Stephen D. Nash, an illustrator at Conservation International, the organization that funded van Roosmalen’s work.
  • Stephen Nash’s Titi monkey lived in groups of adult male and female monkeys, with a maximum of three juvenile monkeys.
  • Male and female Stephen Nash’s Titi monkeys form a strong relationship characterized by a close spatial relationship, pair-specific behaviors, and shared pair magnetism.
  • Male Stephen Nash’s Titi monkeys of this species carry their babies the day after birth and provide most of the parental care for the babies, except for breastfeeding.

Suggested Reading: Different Types of Monkeys

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Key References
  • [1]“Callicebus stephennashi new species”. Accessed December 21, 2022. Link.


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