spider monkey

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spider monkey arboreal monkey of tropical America with long slender legs and long prehensile tail
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Spider monkeys like banana daiquiris.
    • Spider monkey (Zoöl) any one of numerous species of South American monkeys of the genus Ateles, having very long legs and a long prehensile tail.
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Usage

In literature:

The younger one is a sort of black spider monkey, wanting the tail.
"Magnum Bonum" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Behold the original black spider monkey!
"The Young Step-Mother" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Next come the spider monkeys, so called from their slender bodies and enormously long limbs and tail.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882" by Various
To a howler, or spider-monkey, its long tail is a swing and a trapeze in its forest gymnasium.
"Concerning Animals and Other Matters" by E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
The Coitas, or spider-monkeys, are the highest of American quadrumana.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
I tell you what it was: one of those howling spider monkeys at a distance.
"Rob Harlow's Adventures" by George Manville Fenn
My men killed a beautiful long-armed spider monkey.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
He was the most ordinary kind of gray, jungle monkey, not even a wah-wah or spider face.
"Tales of the Malayan Coast" by Rounsevelle Wildman
It was more like that of a monkey, or a great crouching spider.
"The Induna's Wife" by Bertram Mitford
I interfered on behalf of Pedro, and drove the spider monkey away.
"The Speech of Monkeys" by R. L. Garner
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In news:

" Spider Monkey " photograph by Lewis Kemper.
A discovery of brown- spider monkey s in Parque Nacional Natural Selva de Florencia offers the critically endangered species a second chance.
The brown- spider monkey , Ateles hybridus, is known for its long, slender limbs, prehensile tail, and tree-dwelling lifestyle.
MICHIGAN CITY, Indiana (AP) — A spider monkey new to the Washington Park Zoo in Michigan City, Indiana, used a garden hose to scale the walls of a moat and make a break for freedom.
Kennewick's Jacob Meise has earned the nickname " Spider Monkey " for his antics on the field playing both starting offensive and defensive lineman.
A discovery of brown-spider monkeys in Parque Nacional Natural Selva de Florencia offers the critically endangered species a second chance.
The brown-spider monkey, Ateles hybridus, is known for its long, slender limbs, prehensile tail, and tree-dwelling lifestyle.
"Spider Monkey" photograph by Lewis Kemper .
Spider monkeys are acrobatic, Scottish-terrier-size primates with absurdly long limbs—five of them if you count their grasping tails, which can hold on to tree branches.
Capuchin, spider, marmoset, squirrel monkey & Kinkajou babies for sale.
Spider monkeys find food in the treetops and feast on nuts, fruits, leaves, bird eggs, and spiders .
Spider Monkeys, Fire Ants, Hagfish and More.
Hike among the spider monkeys, tapirs, and jaguars in Honduras's Pico Bonito National Park, a nature preserve 30 minutes from La Ceiba with 247,000 acres of unspoiled cloud forest and rain forest.
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In science:

Levy walk patterns in the foraging movements of spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi).
Stroboscopic observation of a random walker
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