douroucouli definition

  • noun:
    • A unique World monkey of this genus Aotu, that is active during the night and contains no pinna of outer ear.
    • a tiny, nocturnal, Southern United states monkey of this genus Aotus (previously Nyctipithecus trivirgatus), with big owl-like eyes; for this reason, the normal name owl monkey.
    • The indigenous title of 1 of small, large-eyed, nocturnal South American monkeys regarding the genus Nyctipithecus (which see), as N. trivirgatus, or N. rufipes. In addition written durukuli.
    • nocturnal monkey of Central The united states and south usa with big eyes and dense fur

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