White-eared Titi

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Pitheciidae Plecturocebus Plecturocebus donacophilus
White-eared Titi
IUCN Status: Least-Concern
  • Common Name: White-eared Titi
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 1836
  • Monkey Size: 31.1 to 34 cm (12.2 to 13 in)
  • Skin Color(s): Orange-brownish
  • Habitat: Forest, rainforest
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Native Countries: Brazil

White-eared Titi Distribution

White-eared Titi Characteristics

The white-eared Titi[1], Plecturocebus donacophilus, also known as the Bolivian gray Titi or Bolivian Titi, is a marmoset species, a New World monkey endemic to eastern Bolivia and a region of western Brazil.

  • The species has a range extending east of the Manique River in Beni Department, Bolivia, south to Rondônia in Brazil.
  • A plush fur coat almost covers this Titi monkey’s body. Throughout this dense gray coat, nature has painted each hair with her brush in alternating light and dark bands of orange-brown flecks.
  • The resulting striped look, known as “agouti” rivals the high-end dyeing process offered by any fancy salon.
  • It’s also a necessary adaptation, scientifically called “cryptic coloring“, which allows monkeys to blend into their environment to evade predators.
  • Tufts of white fur adorn the ears of the common Titi, giving this monkey its nickname, the white-eared Titi.
  • The long, impressive tail is light gray below and darker gray above; it becomes grayer as the monkey ages.
  • A subtle yet expressive face with a barely noticeable underbite is characterized by a mustachioed gray muzzle and world-judging brown eyes.

Plecturocebus Donacophilus

White-Eared Titi Facts

White Eared Titis

  • White-eared titi monkeys live in small family groups of 2-7 members, usually consisting of a bonded adult pair and their young.
  • Male species seem to exercise some leadership authority in family groups; however, there is no apparent dominance hierarchy between the sexes or individuals.
  • These Titis are diurnal (active during the day) and arboreal (they spend their lives in trees and rarely descend to the ground).
  • They travel primarily four-legged (on all four limbs) through the forest’s undergrowth, climbing from branch to branch. Its tail never touches the support the monkeys sit on.
  • Although they share their habitat with other New World Monkeys (tamarins, marmosets, capuchin monkeys, squirrel monkeys, howler monkeys, owl monkeys, spider monkeys, and woolly monkeys), white-eared Titi prefers their own company.

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Key References
  • [1]“Animals of the Tropical Andes | Charles Paddock Zoo | Your Central Coast Zoo”. Accessed December 21, 2022. Link.

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