Thursday saw researchers giving their stance that a new Amazon monkey species has been discovered in Colombia. The populace of the new monkey species is isolated and is at risk because of the deforestation that is taking place in the region.
The finding was announced by Conservation International, which is the group that offered financial support to the research carried out in remote rain forest, which until the recent times was taken as a place full of dangers for the researchers to work in and also because it was believed that there also lived rebels.
A researchers’ squad from the National University of Colombia made an observation of the 13 groups of the species, named the Caqueta titi monkey, named as this because they were found in Caqueta, near Peru, which is a southern state.
The researchers have published their findings in the journal Primate Conservation, and are of the belief that the species may be severely endangered.
The new type of titi monkey has the scientific name Callicebus caquetensis, and is of the size of a cat and has hair colored in par gray and brown.
The aspect through which these titi monkeys can be differentiated from the rest is that they do not have a white bar in their temple.