squirrel monkey(redirected from Saimirinae)
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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.
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]
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.
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|Noun||1.||squirrel monkey - small long-tailed monkey of Central American and South America with greenish fur and black muzzle|