Urubamba Brown Titi

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Pitheciidae Plecturocebus Plecturocebus urubambensis
IUCN Status: Least-Concern
  • Common Name: Urubamba Brown Titi
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 2015
  • Monkey Size: 31.1 to 34 cm (12.2 to 13 in)
  • Skin Color(s): Brownish or grayish
  • Habitat: Rainforest
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Native Countries: Peru

Urubamba Brown Titi Distribution

Urubamba Brown Titi Characteristics

The Urubamba brown titi[1] (Plecturocebus urubambensis) is a species of Titi, a New World Monkey native to Peru.

  • Populations of this species were previously classified under the brown Titi (Plecturocebus brunneus). Still, a 2015 study found it to be a separate, undescribed species that also belonged to a different species group from Plecturocebus than P. brunneus (the Plecturocebus donacophilus group) and therefore described it as P. urubambensis.
  • Its appearance is very different from other titis, the whole body and tail are much darker, and the face is all black.
  • This species is not as gray as brown titis and has a variable amount of black on the head. In addition, the species does not exhibit sexual dimorphism.
  • The average body and head length of males are 31.1 centimeters (12.2 in), while that of females is 34 centimeters (13 in).
  • Their fluffy tails are longer than the length of their head and body combined. It typically has thick fur with a back and limbs that vary in color from a tan or grayish agouti, with white ear tufts and a reddish underside.

Urubamba Brown Titi Facts

  • This species is found east of the Tambo River and west of the Urubamba, Manú, and Madre de Dios rivers.
  • It was initially described as Callicebus brunneus in 1842 and transferred to the new genus Plecturocebus in 2016.
  • The Urubamba brown titi is a monogamous species and lives in small groups of 2-7 members, formed by the couple and their offspring.
  • The species is also known for the characteristic curling of its tail when groups are seated together.
  • In captivity, the Urubamba brown titi monkey can live over 25 years.

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Key References
  • [1]“ITIS – Report: Callicebus urubambensis”. Accessed December 21, 2022. Link.

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