Friday, August 13, 2010

New monkey from South America

Add another new primate to the lists. From the Amazon region of Columbia comes a newly described kind of of titi monkey, Callicebus caquetensis. An odd-looking titi was first noted in this area 30 years ago, but terrorist activity, among other things, kept it from being pinned down until now. The Caquetá titi is about the size of a domestic cat and is considered critically endangered.