patas definition

  • noun:
    • some of several long-tailed terrestrial monkeys of genus Erythrocebus of western Africa that are closely related to the guenons, particularly E. patas, which includes reddish fur and a black nose.
    • Erythrocebus patas, a ground-dwelling long-tailed monkey within West and East Africa
    • A West African long-tailed monkey (Cercopithecus ruber); the red monkey.
    • The red monkey of western Africa, Cercopithecus patas or C. ruber.
    • reddish long-tailed monkey of west Africa

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