Caquetá Tití Monkey Plecturocebus caquetensis
Caquetá Titi Monkeys have a distinctive song and they purr like a kitten they form monogamous partnerships. Discovered relatively recently in 2010, these beautiful and fascinating monkeys are now critically endangered due to the massive deforestation that is occurring in Colombia for palm oil and other commodities. Caquetá Titi Monkeys have been observed in disturbed humid tropical lowland forest fragments on terra firme (Defler et al. 2010, García et al. 2010) often surrounded by pasturelands and in low swampy land (Moynihan 1976).
Caquetá Titi Monkeys have a distinctive song and purr like kittens. They form monogamous partnerships. Discovered only in 2010 they are now critically endangered on @IUCNredlist due to massive deforestation in #Colombia for #palmoil and #timberTweet
This species is listed as Critically Endangered because of a population decline, suspected to be more than 80% over 24 years (three generations), due to a reduction of the area of occupation caused by extensive ranching and illegal crop cultivation, and the causes of the reduction have certainly not stopped.
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Defler, T.R., García-Gutiérrez, J., Stevenson, P.R., Guzmàn-Caro, D. & Palacios, E. 2020. Plecturocebus caquetensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T14699281A17974505. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-3.RLTS.T14699281A17974505.en. Downloaded on 15 February 2021.
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