squirrel monkey

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squirrel monkey

n.
Any of several small arboreal monkeys of the genus Saimiri of Central and South American tropical forests, having a white face with a black nose and mouth, short fur, and a long nonprehensile tail.
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squirrel monkey

n
1. (Animals) a small New World monkey, Saimiri sciureus, of N South American forests, having a yellowish-green coat and orange feet and limbs
2. (Animals) red-backed squirrel monkey a related species, Saimiri oerstedi, of Central America, having a reddish coat and dark brown limbs
[C18: so called because it is small and tree-dwelling]
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squir′rel mon`key


n.
either of two small, long-tailed monkeys, Saimiri oerstedii of Central America and S. sciureus of South America, having a small white face with a black muzzle.
[1765–75]
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Noun1.squirrel monkey - small long-tailed monkey of Central American and South America with greenish fur and black muzzlesquirrel monkey - small long-tailed monkey of Central American and South America with greenish fur and black muzzle
New World monkey, platyrrhine, platyrrhinian - hairy-faced arboreal monkeys having widely separated nostrils and long usually prehensile tails
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(2000) y Groves (2001, 2005) incluyeron los Callitrichinae con los Cebinae y Saimirinae en Cebidae, apoyados por evidencia molecular (Rosenberger, 1981).