Old World monkey

Old World monkey
A group of primates, falling in the superfamily Cercopithecoidea in the clade Catarrhini.

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  • Old World monkey — any of various anthropoid primates of the family Cercopithecidae, of Africa, the Arabian peninsula, and Asia, typically having a hairless face, forward or downward directed nostrils, relatively short arms, flat nails, and either having a… …   Universalium

  • Old World monkey — Old World monkeys[1] Temporal range: Oligocene–Recent …   Wikipedia

  • old-world monkey — noun : a catarrhine monkey; especially : a monkey of the family Cercopithecidae widely distributed in the warmer parts of the Old World …   Useful english dictionary

  • Old World monkey — noun of Africa or Arabia or Asia; having nonprehensile tails and nostrils close together • Syn: ↑catarrhine • Derivationally related forms: ↑catarrhinian (for: ↑catarrhine) • Hypernyms: ↑monkey …   Useful english dictionary

  • New World monkey — any of various arboreal anthropoid primates of the group or superfamily Platyrrhini, inhabiting forests from Mexico to Argentina and typically having a hairy face, widely separated nostrils, long arms, and a long, prehensile tail, and including… …   Universalium

  • New World monkey — New World monkeys[1][2] Brown Spider Monkey …   Wikipedia

  • Monkey — For other uses, see Monkey (disambiguation). A Crab eating Macaque, an old world species of monkey native to Southeast …   Wikipedia

  • monkey — monkeyish, adj. monkeyishly, adv. monkeyishness, n. /mung kee/, n., pl. monkeys, v., monkeyed, monkeying. n. 1. any mammal of the order Primates, including the guenons, macaques, langurs, and capuchins, but excluding humans, the anthropoid apes,… …   Universalium

  • world — /werrld/, n. 1. the earth or globe, considered as a planet. 2. (often cap.) a particular division of the earth: the Western world. 3. the earth or a part of it, with its inhabitants, affairs, etc., during a particular period: the ancient world. 4 …   Universalium

  • old — oldness, n. /ohld/, adj., older, oldest or elder, eldest, n. adj. 1. far advanced in the years of one s or its life: an old man; an old horse; an old tree. 2. of or pertaining to the latter part of the life or term of existence of a person or… …   Universalium

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