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Erythrocebus patas

Definition:

a reddish long-tailed monkey of west Africa

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Usage:

species

Plural:

Erythrocebus patas*
(* Erythrocebus patas may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

hussar monkey | patas | E. patas [abbreviation, species]

Etymology:

French, from Wolof pata.
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Patas monkey | Wadi monkey | Hussar monkey | Erythrocebus | Erythrocebus patas [species]

a ground-dwelling monkey distributed over semi-arid areas of West Africa, and into East Africa. It's the only species classified in the genus Erythrocebus. Recent phylogenetic evidence indicates that it's the closest relative of the vervet monkey, ... (36 of 1849 words, 9 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Patas monkey

Oxford Dictionary:

patas monkey | Erythrocebus patas [species] | Cercopithecidae [family, member of]

a central African guenon with reddish-brown fur, a black face, and a white moustache (14 of 49 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/patas-monkey

American Heritage Dictionary:

patas

Any of several long-tailed terrestrial monkeys of the genus "Erythrocebus" of western Africa that are closely related to the guenons, especially "E. ... (22 of 41 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/patas

Wiktionary:

patas

Erythrocebus patas, a ground-dwelling long-tailed monkey found in West and East Africa (12 of 27 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/patas

Britannica Encyclopedia:

guenon [primate] | Erythrocebus [genus] | Miopithecus [genus] | Allenopithecus [genus]

any of more than 20 species of widely distributed African monkeys characterized by bold markings of white or bright colours. Guenons are slim, ... (23 of 528 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/248237​/guenon

Collins Dictionary:

Old World monkey

any monkey of the family "Cercopithecidae", including macaques, baboons, and mandrills. They are more closely related to anthropoid apes than are the ... (22 of 230 words)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/old-world-monkey

Merriam-Webster:

catarrhine

of, relating to, or being any of a division (Catarrhina) of primates comprising the Old World monkeys, higher apes, and hominids that have the ... (24 of 70 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/catarrhine

Random House Dictionary:

Old World monkey

any of various anthropoid primates of the family Cercopithecidae, of Africa, the Arabian peninsula, and Asia, typically having a hairless face, ... (21 of 63 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/old-world-monkey

New World Dictionary:

catarrhine

having a nose with the nostrils placed close together and opening to the front | a catarrhine animal, as a human, gorilla, or chimpanzee (23 of 42 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/catarrhine

Encarta Dictionary:

catarrhine | catarrhines [plural]

describes primates that have nostrils set close together and facing downward | an animal with nostrils set close together and facing downward, e.g. a ... (23 of 54 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861595411​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

American Heritage Dictionary:

patas

Origin: French, from Wolof pata.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/patas

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

patas

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "patas"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "patas"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "patas" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/patas

YourDictionary Audio:

patas

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "patas" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/patas

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