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monk seal

n.
Any of three seals of the genus Monachus of the Hawaiian, Mediterranean, and Caribbean regions, characterized by folds of skin on the neck. The Caribbean monk seal is believed to have become extinct in the mid-twentieth century.

[From the resemblance of the skin folds to a monk's cowl.]
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monk′ seal`


n.
any of several small earless seals of the subtropical genus Monachus.
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Translations

monk seal

n (Zool) → Mönchsrobbe f
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The birth of the seal last December was announced by the Fisheries Department as an encouraging sign for the Monachus species which is protected by Cyprus and the European Union as an endangered species.
Evaluation of plasma cholesterol, triglyceride, and lipid density profiles in captive monk parakeets (Myiopsitta monachus).
Siberian ibex and red deer (Cervus elaphus) are common ungulates in this region, and carnivores, such as snow leopards (Uncia uncia), wolves (Canis lupus), and such raptors as the cinereous vulture (Aegypius monachus) and golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) are also found here.
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The submerged and partially submerged sea caves are the birthing habitat of the Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus), which is listed as the most "critically endangered" marine mammal species in the Mediterranean by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
Avian predators in the area include Northern goshawk (Accipiter gentiles), Eurasian sparrow hawk (Accipiter nisus), Northern harrier (Circus cyaneus), Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus) and/or common kestrel (Falco tinnnnculus).
Un ejemplo es el caso de Pithecia monachus. Hershkovitz (1987) y Marsh (2014) revisaron el genero Pithecia y en ambas revisiones P.
The black vulture (Aegypius monachus) was added to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in 1988.
"The A30 High Street is currently closed at the junctions with Fleet Road and Monachus Lane and we expect it to remain closed until at least 6.30pm this evening.