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A baboon (Papio hamadryas) of northern Africa and Arabia, the adult male of which has a heavy mane. Also called sacred baboon.

[Latin, hamadryad; see hamadryad.]


(Animals) a baboon, Papio (or Comopithecus) hamadryas, of Arabia and NE Africa, having long silvery hair on the head, neck, and chest: regarded as sacred by the ancient Egyptians: family Cercopithecidae. Also called: hamadryas baboon or sacred baboon
[C19: via New Latin from Latin; see hamadryad]
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The bridge's debut coincides with the recent opening of the first phase of Africa Rocks, an 8-acre, $68 million project that will eventually be home to birds, reptiles, plants and mammals native to Africa, including Hamadryas baboons, West African dwarf crocodiles, vervet monkeys, baboons and lemurs.
Witnessing reconciliation reduces arousal of bystanders in a baboon group (Papio hamadryas hamadryas).
Il est vrai que de tels liens abondent chez d'autres especes de singes: les groupes de babouins hamadryas sont subdivises en unites polygynes alors que chez les gibbons la reproduction est monogame.
2009), y en papiones como Papio anubis (CHAMPNEYS, 1871) y Papio hamadryas (ACKERMANN, 2003).
The species that did occur, Papio hamadryas, is known to this day as the Sacred Baboon precisely because it was worshipped as the god Thoth (just as the Sacred Ibis).
Testing the function of reconciliation and third-party affiliation for aggressors in hamadryas baboons (Papio hamadryas hamadryas).
Thus, Israel will deliver Nile crocodiles, and Germany - hamadryas baboons, according to the Environmental Portal of Uzbekistan.
Others, like the hamadryas baboons, have tiered societies with harems, clans, bands and troops, she said.
El genero Hamadryas Hubner (1806), como es conocido en este momento, comprende un grupo de 20 especies de mariposas neotropicales [13].