Old World monkey

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Old World monkey

n
(Animals) any monkey of the family Cercopithecidae, including macaques, baboons, and mandrills. They are more closely related to anthropoid apes than are the New World monkeys, having nostrils that are close together and nonprehensile tails. Compare New World monkey
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Noun1.Old World monkey - of Africa or Arabia or AsiaOld World monkey - of Africa or Arabia or Asia; having nonprehensile tails and nostrils close together
Cercopithecidae, family Cercopithecidae - Old World monkeys: guenon; baboon; colobus monkey; langur; macaque; mandrill; mangabey; patas; proboscis monkey
monkey - any of various long-tailed primates (excluding the prosimians)
guenon, guenon monkey - small slender African monkey having long hind limbs and tail and long hair around the face
mangabey - large agile arboreal monkey with long limbs and tail and white upper eyelids
Erythrocebus patas, hussar monkey, patas - reddish long-tailed monkey of west Africa
baboon - large terrestrial monkeys having doglike muzzles
macaque - short-tailed monkey of rocky regions of Asia and Africa
langur - slender long-tailed monkey of Asia
colobus, colobus monkey - arboreal monkey of western and central Africa with long silky fur and reduced thumbs
Nasalis larvatus, proboscis monkey - Borneo monkey having a long bulbous nose
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The study reinterprets evidence about primate language and concludes that Old World monkeys can combine two items in a language sequence.
Old World monkeys are a diverse and widespread group, which includes African and Asian macaques, baboons, mangabeys, leaf monkeys and langurs.
Dr Gilbert, one of the scientists in the study, told WAM: "These fossils indicate that, instead, Old World monkey dispersal could have taken place through the Arabian Peninsula even before the Messenia Crisis."
Fewer fossils of Old World monkeys have been found, but a handful of monkey species are known to have inhabited Africa around 20 million years ago.
Humans, apes, and Old World monkeys have trichromatic vision, which allows them to distinguish between blue, green, and red.
He then reasoned that humans diverged from the Catarhine stock comprising of humans, anthropoid apes, and Old World monkeys, all having nostrils opening downward and close together and a nonprehensile, often greatly reduced or vestigial tail.
The other line, the catarrhine or Old World monkeys, is generally as large or larger than the largest of New World monkeys, and some of them have become highly terrestrial.
There were 1,215 procedures on New World monkeys and 3,584 on Old World monkeys in the year.
There are two major types of monkeys: Old World monkeys, whichAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA live in Africa Asia, and New World monkeys, whichAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA live in Central and South Amer A baboon, for example, is an Old World monkey, while a marmoset is a New World monkey.
The discovery, announced in the current issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, is providing important clues as to when and how old world monkeys dispersed out of Africa and into Eurasia.
Most Old World monkeys and apes are social, and some species, like the mandrills, can live in groups with up to 800 members, said co-author Jessica Lynch Alfaro, an adjunct assistant professor in the UCLA Department of Anthropology and UCLA's Institute for Society and Genetics.