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woolly monkey

noun
1.
either of two large New World monkeys Lagothrix lagotricha, with black skin and dark, woolly fur, and L. flavicauda, similar but with a buffy face patch and a yellow-banded tail, native to forests of the Amazon and Orinoco basins: L. lagotricha is endangered and L. flavicauda threatened.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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any of five species of densely furred South American primates found in rainforests of the western Amazon River basin. Woolly monkeys average 40-60 cm (16-24 inches) in length, excluding the thick and somewhat longer prehensile tail. Females weigh 7 kg (15.5 pounds) on average, males a little more. The common, or Humboldt's, woolly monkeys (Lagothrix lagotricha and related species) have short fur that, depending on the species, is tan, gray, reddish, or black; some have darker heads. The head itself is large and round, with a bare black or brown face. Their bodies are thick with sturdy limbs, and their protruding bellies have given them the Portuguese name barrigudo, or "big belly."

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