Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various chiefly arboreal African monkeys, primarily of the genus Cercopithecus, having long hind legs and a long tail.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The Old World monkeys of the genus Cercopithecus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any of several long-tailed arboreal African monkeys, of the genera Cercopithecus and Erythrocebus (formerly classified as Cercocebus), such as as the green monkey (Cercopithecus callitrichus) and grivet (Cercopithecus griseo-viridis).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A French name, very generally adopted as a book-name, for the old-world monkeys of the genus Cercopithecus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small slender African monkey having long hind limbs and tail and long hair around the face

Etymologies

French.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Jonathan Kingdon's sketches of African guenon monkeys.

    Spiral-Bound and Spellbound

  • Other globally threatened species include eastern chimpanzee Pan troglodytes schweinfurthi in the only place where its range overlaps with the gorilla's, l'Hoests guenon Cercopithecus lhoesti and African elephant Loxodonta africana which are estimated at 30 individuals.

    Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

  • Other primate species include black-and-white colobus Colobus guereza, red-tailed guenon C. ascanius schmidti, blue guenon C. mitis mitis, vervet C. aethiops, and olive baboon Papio anubis plus nocturnal prosimians.

    Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

  • The African elephant (Loxodonta africana), chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), Sclater's guenon, white-throated guenon, and crested genet (Genetta cristata) are all classified as endangered.

    Niger Delta swamp forests

  • A new species of guenon (genus Cercopithecus) from Gabon.

    Northwestern Congolian lowland forests

  • A guenon was howling in th Tropic World indoor rainstorm.

    Cookie, the Major Mitchell's Cockatoo

  • This month, I've settled on three candidates: the night monkey, Hamlyn's owl-faced guenon, and the saki monkey.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • I vote for the Hamlyn's owl-faced guenon, as I tend to vote for the underdog.

    3 species of monkey you should meet

  • The Nigerian Lowland Forest ecoregion contains much lower rates of plant and animal endemism than other West and Central African lowland forests, but has one important endemic primate, white-throated guenon (Cercopithecus erythrogaster).

    Nigerian lowland forests

  • Though the Nigerian Lowland Forests ecoregion is relatively small and the rates of endemism are quite low it contains five endemic animal species, including an endangered primate, the white-throated guenon (Cercopithecus erythrogaster), as well as chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and elephants (Loxodonta africana).

    Nigerian lowland forests

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