New World monkey

(redirected from Platyrhine monkey)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

New World monkey

n
(Animals) any monkey of the family Cebidae, of Central and South America, having widely separated nostrils: many are arboreal and have a prehensile tail. Compare Old World monkey
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.New World monkey - hairy-faced arboreal monkeys having widely separated nostrils and long usually prehensile tailsNew World monkey - hairy-faced arboreal monkeys having widely separated nostrils and long usually prehensile tails
monkey - any of various long-tailed primates (excluding the prosimians)
Platyrrhini, superfamily Platyrrhini - New World monkeys: capuchin; douroucouli; howler monkey; saki; spider monkey; squirrel monkey; titi; uakari; woolly monkey; marmoset; tamarin
marmoset - small soft-furred South American and Central American monkey with claws instead of nails
Cebus capucinus, capuchin, ringtail - monkey of Central America and South America having thick hair on the head that resembles a monk's cowl
Aotus trivirgatus, douroucouli - nocturnal monkey of Central America and South America with large eyes and thick fur
howler monkey, howler - monkey of tropical South American forests having a loud howling cry
saki - small arboreal monkey of tropical South America with long hair and bushy nonprehensile tail
uakari - medium-sized tree-dwelling monkey of the Amazon basin; only New World monkey with a short tail
titi monkey, titi - small South American monkeys with long beautiful fur and long nonprehensile tail
Ateles geoffroyi, spider monkey - arboreal monkey of tropical America with long slender legs and long prehensile tail
Saimiri sciureus, squirrel monkey - small long-tailed monkey of Central American and South America with greenish fur and black muzzle
woolly monkey - large monkeys with dark skin and woolly fur of the Amazon and Orinoco basins