cercocebus definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of long-tailed Asiatic and African monkeys, of this family Cynopithecidæ, with large cheek-pouches and ischial callosities: formerly often contained in the genus Cercopithecus, but much more almost associated with the macaques.
    • mangabeys
    • A genus of long-tailed Asiatic and African monkeys, of household Cynopithecidæ, with huge cheek-pouches and ischial callosities: previously usually contained in the genus Cercopithecus, but much more nearly pertaining to the macaques.
    • mangabeys

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