American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various forest-dwelling monkeys of the genus Cercocebus of central Africa, having a long tail and a slender body.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A monkey of the genus Cercocebus, of which there are several species, inhabiting Africa. They are of moderate size and slender form, have long limbs and tail, and are extremely agile. The face is more produced than in the species of Cercopithecus (from which Cercocebus is detached), the eyebrows are prominent, and the eyelids are white. The general color is dark or blackish. The sooty mangabey is C. fuliginosus; the white-eyed mangabey is C. æthiops, in which the crown is also white. C. collaris has a white collar. In C. albigena the crown is crested. Also written
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Any one of several African monkeys of the genus Cercocebus, as the sooty mangabey (Cercocebus fuliginosus), which is sooty black.
- n. large agile arboreal monkey with long limbs and tail and white upper eyelids
- So called by Buffon from Mangaby, in Madagascar, where he erroneously supposed them be native. (Wiktionary)
- After Mangabey, a region of Madagascar. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“There are 11 species of monkey including anubis baboon Papio anubis, diana monkey Cercopithecus Diana (EN), green monkey Cercopithecus aethiops, mona monkey C. mona, lesser white-nosed monkey C. petaurista, white collared mangabey Cercocebus torquatus lunulatus, black and white colobus Colobus polykomos and chimpanzee Pan troglodytes (EN).”
“Good luck not falling in love with the adorable 10-day-old cheetah cub Kiburi, an orphaned white-naped mangabey monkey or the baby Olive Ridley turtle setting off toward the sea.”
“Several new mammal species have also been discovered in recent years, including two possibly new species of dwarf galago (Galagoides spp.) on the Taita Hills and on Mt. Rungwe and potentially a new mangabey species endemic to the Udzungwa Mountains.”
“Three species of primates are endemic to the Eastern Arc Mountains and Southern Rift, the Sanje mangabey (Cercocebus sanjei, EN), the Udzungwa red colobus (Procolobus gordonorum, VU) and the mountain dwarf galago (Galagoides orinus).”
“The gray-cheeked mangabey can also be found in Central Africa and westward toward the Congo River and east to the shores of the Lualaba River in DRC.”
“At least 832 plants, 43 butterflies, and 96 animals are only found here, this being the region where the highland mangabey was found recently (a new genus of monkey Rungwecebus).”
“And “Checking in with Conchita,” a video featuring a tiny white-naped “mangabey” (tiny monkey) at the London Zoo.”
“Found only in small patches of gallery forest along the lower Tana River in Kenya, the Tana River red colobus (Procolobus rufomitratus, CR) is represented by only about 1,100-1,300 individuals, while the Tana River mangabey (Cercocebus galeritus, CR) has been reduced to only about 1,000-1,200 individuals.”
“In fact HIV-2, a rare AIDS virus confined to West Africa, is essentially a sooty-mangabey virus in a person.”
“Non-human primates are also diverse and include endemic subspecies of the Diana monkey (Cercopithecus diana diana, EN), red colobus (Procolobus badius badius), lesser spot-nosed monkey (Cercopithecus petaurista petaurista), and sooty mangabey (Cercocebus torquatus atys).”
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in the Century Dictionary definition of 'menhaden' there is a misprint - I speculate- o 'qreen-tailed'for green-tailed. BUT there are alot of odd-tails out there..............
Looking for tweets for mangabey.