Stump-tailed

Stump´-tailed`


a.1.Having a short, thick tail.
Stump-tailed lizard
(Zool.) a singular Australian scincoid lizard (Trachydosaurus rugosus) having a short, thick tail resembling its head in form; - called also sleeping lizard.
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Data was provided on bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas, olive baboons, stump-tailed macaques, golden snub-nosed monkeys, brown, red-bellied and aye-aye lemurs, coyotes, dogs, gray wolves, Asian elephants, domestic pigeons, orange-winged amazons, Eurasian jays, western scrub jay, zebra finches and swamp sparrows.
Another lizard, the stump-tailed chameleon, confuses its enemies because its tail looks like its head.
00 Monkey Life A group of stump-tailed macaques receives a health check.
Similarly, Goldstein relies too heavily on comparisons between humans and primates like stump-tailed monkeys and bonobos.
Gary Wilson, 37, clocked doing 107mph on his Yamaha motorbike, said he had been rushing to Edinburgh Zoo to repair the heating system of the famous colony of stump-tailed macaque monkeys.
Seven species of non-human primates including stump-tailed macaque and Slow Loris, Hoolok Gibbons, Carped Langurs, Assamese Macaques and Rhesus Macaques.