New World monkey


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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
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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
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libidinosus is a new world monkey that belongs to the family Cebidae, and is found in the North East of Brazil.
Genomic DNA was isolated using a standard protocol from heparinized blood samples from the following species: (1) Hominoid: chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) and gorilla (Gorilla gorilla); (2) Old world monkey: rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta), cynomolgus monkey (Macaca fascicularis), African green monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops), colobus (Procolobus badius), and langur (Trachypithecus cristatus); (3) New world monkey: marmoset (Callithrix jacchus), squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus), and night monkey (Aotus trivirgatus); (4) Strepsirrhini: ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta).
Perupithecus might have originated in Africa and, after reaching South America, evolved into a New World monkey. Or Perupithecus may have possessed signature traits of New World monkeys, such as abroad, flat nose and a long tail, before leaving Africa.
Only you get carried away, cursing a blue streak, denigrating his parentage and citizenship, and asking whether he's all Old World or a New World monkey. In a Google search one of your kids comes across this.
On the other hand, the pygmy marmoset, also known as dwarf monkey, is a new world monkey native to the rainforest canopies of western Brazil, southeastern Colombia, eastern Ecuador, eastern Peru and northern Bolivia.
This New World monkey is native to rainforests of the western Amazon basin.
"They're so rare, you never really expect to find one." The new-found species is named Chilecebus carrascoensis: "Chile" for its country of origin, "cebus" for an ending commonly applied to New World monkey names, and "carrasco" for Gabriel Carrasco.
simium, a New World monkey parasite morphologically similar to P.
Comparisons of Old World and New World monkey species suggest that the remaining copy died in their common ancestor.
The specimen helps bridge a 15-million-year gap in the fossil record for New World monkeys.
The research, led by Dr Joana Carvalho said that new world monkeys which live primarily in tropical South America will be particularly affected.
WE'VE reintroduced two critically endangered new world monkeys to the DZG collection, a decade after we last held the species.

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