Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An American family of small platyrrhine quadrumanous mammals; the marmosets or squirrel-monkeys. They differ from other monkeys in having 32 teeth, and the same dental formula as man, and in having hands all the digits of which are in the same plane and armed with claws instead of nails, the thumb being not apposable. The tail is long and bushy. and the general aspect is rather that of squirrels than of monkeys. There are many species, confined to wooded regions of the wanner parts of America, known as sagouins, oustitis. tamarins, etc. (See
marmoset.) The family is also called Hapalidæ, Jacchidæ, and Arctopithecini.
- In entomology, a small family of large, moderately bristly flies belonging to the tetrachætous series of brachycerous Diptera, with clavate antennæ of which the third joint has several segments, typified by the genus Midas. There are several other genera and about 100 species. Also Midasidæ, Midaidæ, Mydasidæ, etc.
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