Old World monkey

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Old World monkey

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(Animals) any monkey of the family Cercopithecidae, including macaques, baboons, and mandrills. They are more closely related to anthropoid apes than are the New World monkeys, having nostrils that are close together and nonprehensile tails. Compare New World monkey
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Noun1.Old World monkey - of Africa or Arabia or AsiaOld World monkey - of Africa or Arabia or Asia; having nonprehensile tails and nostrils close together
Cercopithecidae, family Cercopithecidae - Old World monkeys: guenon; baboon; colobus monkey; langur; macaque; mandrill; mangabey; patas; proboscis monkey
monkey - any of various long-tailed primates (excluding the prosimians)
guenon, guenon monkey - small slender African monkey having long hind limbs and tail and long hair around the face
mangabey - large agile arboreal monkey with long limbs and tail and white upper eyelids
Erythrocebus patas, hussar monkey, patas - reddish long-tailed monkey of west Africa
baboon - large terrestrial monkeys having doglike muzzles
macaque - short-tailed monkey of rocky regions of Asia and Africa
langur - slender long-tailed monkey of Asia
colobus, colobus monkey - arboreal monkey of western and central Africa with long silky fur and reduced thumbs
Nasalis larvatus, proboscis monkey - Borneo monkey having a long bulbous nose
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1978): Paradolichopithecus in La Puebla de Valverde, Spain: Cercopithecoidea in European Neogene stratigraphy.
Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1812 Superfamily Propliopithecoidea ([dagger]) Straus, 1961 Superfamily Pliopithecoideat Zapfe, 1960 Superfamily Cercopithecoidea Gray, 1821 Superfamily Hominoidea Gray, 1825
Blanquer-Maumont y Crouau-Roy (1995) mostraron que tres micro-satelites localizados en el cromosoma humano 6p estan conservados en diferentes especies de dos superfamilias de Primates, los Hominoidea y los Cercopithecoidea.