Dog-faced baboon

(Zool.) any baboon of the genus Cynocephalus. See Drill.

See also: Dog-faced

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He found hundreds and thousands of monkeys sick--gorillas, orangoutangs, chimpanzees, dog-faced baboons, marmosettes, gray monkeys, red ones--all kinds.
Short and long references to animals can be found in almost all the key texts, beginning with Socrates, who ridiculed Protagoras' claim, according to which 'man is the measure of all things', by suggesting that equally a pig of a dog-faced baboon could act as a similar measure.
It was at these local events that he also began to exhibit larger and more exotic animals that he'd collected: Toulouse geese, pheasants, a sun bear from Japan, monkeys from Madagascar, camels and stallions from Arabia, donkeys from Israel, dogs from Europe, raccoons, black bears, and dog-faced baboons. The planned addition of an elephant to the collection that year failed when the elephant died on the ship during transport.