spider monkey


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spider monkey

n.
Any of several tropical American monkeys of the genus Ateles, having long arms and legs and a long prehensile tail and lacking a thumb.

spider monkey

n
1. (Animals) any of several arboreal New World monkeys of the genus Ateles, of Central and South America, having very long legs, a long prehensile tail, and a small head
2. (Animals) woolly spider monkey a rare related monkey, Brachyteles arachnoides, of SE Brazil
[C18: so called because its long limbs resemble the legs of a spider]

spi′der mon`key


n.
any slender, long-limbed tropical American monkey of the genus Ateles, with a long, prehensile tail.
[1755–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spider monkey - arboreal monkey of tropical America with long slender legs and long prehensile tailspider monkey - arboreal monkey of tropical America with long slender legs and long prehensile tail
New World monkey, platyrrhine, platyrrhinian - hairy-faced arboreal monkeys having widely separated nostrils and long usually prehensile tails
Ateles, genus Ateles - spider monkeys
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References in classic literature ?
I believe one of our South American spider monkeys wouldn't hesitate .
Training is on target for Chester, the zoo's Colombian Black Spider Monkey, thanks to the efforts of keeper Jade Reddall.
When you're in Hawaii the most interesting thing you can watch is a spider monkey jumping from one tree to the next," Terrence quipped of the switch.
The deforestation here has also put wildlife species, like the Azuero spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi azuerensis), under threat.
He wanted to do something to save the remaining trees from the teeth of the chainsaw, thereby protecting the last stronghold of the critically endangered brown-headed spider monkey.
I was filming a spider monkey swinging from tree to tree when he dropped down to the ground and started coming towards me
Media and Communications Officer, Rachel Hickman, said: "It was great to be able to welcome the cast and crew to Dudley Zoo back in June to film the advert, who were impressed with the spider monkey enclosure and its location and backdrop.
Three primate species are found there: the brown-headed spider monkey (Ateles fusciceps fusciceps), endemic to Ecuador and critically endangered (CR) and one of the 25 most endangered primates in the world (Mittermeier et al.
A CASE OF ALBINISM IN THE CENTRAL AMERICAN SPIDER MONKEY, Atelesgeoffroyi, IN HONDURAS
Tanimoto discovered the largest unprotected virgin cloud forest in Central America, Cerro el Amay, a habitat for multiple endangered species, including the red-listed Highland guan (Penelopina nigra), the endangered black-handed spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi), and the critically-endangered Guatemalan spike-thumb frog (Plectrohyla guatemalensis).
The Sunday People previously reported on the plight of lonely Pepe the spider monkey, who was found with chains around his neck.
HANGING IN THERE A Central American baby spider monkey sold into the pet trade