Caquetá Tití Monkey

South America


Plecturocebus caquetensis


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.