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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name given by French naturalists, as Buffon, to the red howling monkey of Guiana, afterward known as Mycetes seniculus (Illiger); hence used as a general name, like hurleur, for the South American howlers. See cut under howler.

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  • These were the little soft cries of the sapajous, the moans of the alouate apes, the howlings of the jaguar and couguar, the peccary and the sloth, and the cries of (many) birds.

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  • Boas are killed, and immersed in the streams, to obtain, by means of putrefaction, the tendinous parts of the dorsal muscles, of which excellent guitar-strings are made at Calabozo, preferable to those furnished by the intestines of the alouate monkeys.

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  • In the evenings, when the sky denotes rain, the air resounds with the monotonous howling of the alouate apes, which resembles the distant sound of wind when it shakes the forest.

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  • These were the little soft cries of the sapajous, the moans of the alouate apes, the howlings of the jaguar and couguar, the peccary, and the sloth, and the cries of the curassao, the parraka, and other gallinaceous birds.

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  • At present, not a cow or a horse is to be found; and the inhabitants, victims of their own indolence, are often reduced to eat the flesh of alouate monkeys, and flour made from the bones of fish, of which I shall have occasion to speak hereafter.

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  • The monkeys and birds died at Guadaloupe but fortunately the skin of the Simia chiropotes, the only one in Europe, was sent a few years ago to the Jardin des Plantes, where the couxio (Simia satanas) and the stentor or alouate of the steppes of Caracas (Simia ursina) had been already received.

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  • The groups of alouate monkeys howl in the same manner, and among them the Indians distinguish the leader of the band.

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  • It differs equally from the ouarine (S. guariba) and the alouate roux (S. seniculus, old man of the woods).

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  • I learned that the little insects of the family of the nemocerae migrate from time to time like the alouate monkeys, which live in society.

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  • Its fur is bushy, and of a reddish brown; the breast and belly are covered with fine hair, and not bare as in the mono colorado, or alouate roux of Buffon, which we carefully examined in going from Carthagena to Santa Fe de Bogota.

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