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Caquetá Tití Monkey

South America

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Plecturocebus caquetensis

Endangered

Its native forest habitat is prime location for residential homes, agricultural lands, and infrastructure development which leads to population fragmentation and decline.

The Caquetá Titi Monkey, a new World monkey species with alternative names such as Bushy-Bearded Titi and Red-Bearded Titi, got its name from the Colombian region where it exclusively inhabits.

First described in 2010 by Marta Bueno, Thomas Defler, and Javier Garcia, it has a close resemblance to the Ornate Titi and the White-Tailed Titi without the white forehead bar. Its hands and feet, unlike the Ornate Titi, are not white and its beard, like its alternative name, is reddish in hue.

A baby Caquetá Titi is born every year and the father is tasked with most of the infant care though scientists are still looking for an explanation as to why.