platyrrhine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj platyrrhine of or related to New World monkeys having nostrils far apart or to people with broad noses
    • n platyrrhine hairy-faced arboreal monkeys having widely separated nostrils and long usually prehensile tails
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • platyrrhine Broad-nosed, as any American monkey; belonging to the Platyrrhini.
    • platyrrhine In craniometry, having a flat nose; having a nasal index of from 51.1 (Frankfort agreement) or 53 (Broca) to 58.
    • n platyrrhine A platyrrhine monkey.
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Usage

In literature:

The platyrrhine and catarrhine monkeys have their primitive ancestor among extinct forms of the Lemuridae.
"Evolution in Modern Thought" by Ernst Haeckel
They are dark skinned, dolichocephalic (index 74), platyrrhine and of short stature (1.574 m. 5 ft. 2 in.).
"Man, Past and Present" by Agustus Henry Keane
In the Old-World Apes there is a bony external auditory meatus, which is wanting (as a bony structure) in the Platyrrhines.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
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