Living titi monkeys
are small tree-dwelling monkeys found across tropical South America, with long soft red, brown, grey or black fur.
A taxonomic review of the titi monkeys
, genus Callicebus Thomas, 1903, with the description of two new species, Callicebus bernhardi and Callicebus stephennashi, from Brazilian Amazonia.
"With the latest arrival, Belfast Zoo is now home to a total of six red titi monkeys
Origin, speciation, and dispersal of South America titi monkeys
, genus Callicebus (family Cebidae, Platyrrini).
The sequences have been compared with each other and with previously sequenced macaque adenoviruses SAdV-1, SAdV-3, SAdV-7, SAdV48, SAdV-49, SAdV-50, titi monkey
adenovirus, and cynomolgus adenovirus 1 (8,9,14-17).
Ecology and behaviour of titi monkeys
It's unlikely it originated in the titi monkeys
themselves, Chiu says: "Hosts that are that susceptible to a disease are not likely to be its originators."
A scientist who worked with the animals appears to have caught the virus while investigating an outbreak of illness among a colony of Titi monkeys
at the California National Primate Research Center in Davis.
Last year Conservation International announced the discovery of two cat-sized monkeys with fluffy sideburns - called Titi monkeys
- in the Amazon.
The two new species of titi monkeys
(Callicebus bernhardi, left, Callicebus stephennashi, right) roamed undiscovered in the Amazon rainforest until they were spotted in 1996 and 2001 by Dutch primatologist (primate scientist) Marc van Roosmalen of Brazil's National Institute for Amazon Research.
This is the first time we've had a pair of titi monkeys
, which has enabled us to join the European breeding programme, so we're hopeful for tiny titis soon!