squirrel monkey


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n squirrel monkey small long-tailed monkey of Central American and South America with greenish fur and black muzzle
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The animal whose brain accounts for the largest share of its body weight is the squirrel monkey. It's brain makes up about 5% of its total weight.
    • Squirrel monkey (Zoöl) Any one of several species of small, soft-haired South American monkeys of the genus Callithrix. They are noted for their graceful form and agility. See Teetee.
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In literature:

Monkeys of various kinds and squirrels harbour in the trees, but are rarely seen.
"The Discovery of the Source of the Nile" by John Hanning Speke
An allied group consists of the elegant squirrel monkeys, with long, straight, hairy tails, and often adorned with pretty variegated colors.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882" by Various
Squirrels and monkeys sport among the trees.
"Far Off" by Favell Lee Mortimer
See too his curious inquiries into the left-footedness of parrots and left-handedness of certain monkeys and squirrels.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 6" by Various
The other enemies of the cacao are the agouti, stag, squirrel, monkey, &c. The agouti produces most havoc.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
Other animal pests are the wanton thieves: monkeys, squirrels and rats, who destroy more fruit than they consume.
"Cocoa and Chocolate" by Arthur W. Knapp
Here also were her parrots, and some birds of a sweeter voice, a monkey, and the famous squirrel.
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
Basil was almost as active among the branches of a tree as a squirrel or a monkey.
"The Boy Hunters" by Captain Mayne Reid
In eating, it uses its fore-paws to carry the food to its mouth, though not as squirrels and monkeys do.
"Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found" by Mayne Reid
The trees were literally alive with monkeys and squirrels, which quickly decamped as we approached them.
"Borneo and the Indian Archipelago" by Frank S. Marryat

In news:

Japanese macaques will completely flip out when presented with flying squirrels, a new study in monkey-antagonism has found.
Kilroy the Squirrel Monkey is 18 years old and lives at Jungle Friends Animal Sanctuary in Gainesville.
CRIME Abducted squirrel monkey found at Stern Grove.
Golden lion tamarins are tiny monkeys that are about the size of squirrels.
These tiny, playful primates are nicknamed squirrel monkeys.
Costa Rica's squirrel monkeys are adorable, charismatic, sexy and critically endangered.
Squirrel monkeys are becoming an important symbol for wildlife in Costa Rica.
Capuchin, spider, marmoset, squirrel monkey & Kinkajou babies for sale.