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Stephen Nash's Titi
Callicebus stephennashi Stephen Nash CPB
Information
Common Name Nash's Titi and Stephen Nash's Monkey
Range eastern bank of the Purus River in Brazil.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Primates
Family Pitheciidae
Genus Plecturocebus
Species Plecturocebus stephennashi
Conservation Status
DDSpecies
Data Deficient
The Stephen Nash's titi (Plecturocebus stephennashi), also known as just Nash's titi or Stephen Nash's monkey, is a species of titi in the Pitheciidae family. It is endemic to the eastern bank of the Purus River in Brazil. It was discovered by Marc van Roosmalen in 2001 when local fishermen brought specimens to his breeding center. It was described in 2002. It was named in honor of Stephen D. Nash, an illustrator for Conservation International, the organization that funded van Roosmalen's work. The monkey is largely silver with a black forehead and red sideburns and chest, as well as on the underside of the species' limbs. It is 28 inches long, although 17 inches is taken up by the titi's tail.
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