Stephen Nash's titi

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Stephen Nash's titi[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Pitheciidae
Genus: Callicebus
Species: C. stephennashi
Binomial name
Callicebus stephennashi
van Roosmalen et al., 2002
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Stephen Nash's Titi range

Stephen Nash's titi (Callicebus stephennashi), also known as just Nash's titi or Stephen Nash's monkey, is a species of titi, a type of New World monkey, 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.[3] It was described in 2002.[4] It was named in honor of Stephen D. Nash, an illustrator for Conservation International, the organization that funded van Roosmalen's work.[4] The monkey is largely silver with a black forehead and red sideburns and chest, as well as on the underside of the species' limbs.[3][4] It is 28 inches long, although 17 inches is taken up by the titi's tail.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Groves, C.P. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 145. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Veiga, L. M. (2008). "Callicebus stephennashi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 3 January 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Lazaroff, Cat (2002-06-24). "Two New Monkeys Found in Amazon Rainforest". Retrieved 2007-06-21. 
  4. ^ a b c d Ellis, Richard (2004). No Turning Back: The Life and Death of Animal Species. New York: Harper Perennial. p. 266. ISBN 0-06-055804-0. 

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