from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several long-tailed terrestrial monkeys of the genus Erythrocebus of western Africa that are closely related to the guenons, especially E. patas, which has reddish fur and a black nose.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Erythrocebus patas, a ground-dwelling long-tailed monkey found in West and East Africa
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A West African long-tailed monkey (Cercopithecus ruber); the red monkey.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The red monkey of western Africa, Cercopithecus patas or C. ruber.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. reddish long-tailed monkey of west Africa
"The Victoria and Albert Museum has a large collection of 'patas' - the bulk of which was purchased by John Lockwood Kipling, father of novelist Rudyard Kipling, from Kolkata.
"Bengal 'patas' are stepping stones to modernism in art," Hugo Weihe, senior vice-president and international director of Asian Art at Christie's, told IANS here.
Tapan Chitrakar, meanwhile, is still haunted by the tsunami is his black-and-white monochrome 'patas'.
By Silla Sombra: su diseño engaña pareciendo que no hay patas traseras on November 27, 2009 at 7: 33 am
Other Sahelian mammal species include an isolated and presumably highly inbred population of around 70 olive baboons Papio anubis, in the Tamgak massif, and an estimated 500 Patas monkeys Erythrocebus patas in the central massifs and plateaux.
The worst thing that a Mexican writer can say about another is escribe con las patas - 'he writes with his feet.'
Introduced patas and rhesus monkeys are the target now in Puerto Rico, as authorities are trying to stop their spread across the entire island.
“Huele a patas” Smells like feet, Don Rafael booms out.
The most common primate recorded by Barber et al. was baboon Papio anubis, with lower numbers of patas and tantalus monkeys (Cercopithecus patas and C. tantalus), and low numbers of black and white colobus monkeys Colobus guereza in the dry forest.
They are called “Quiebra patas” , legs pata is a slang for legs , meaning animal legs breakers .
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