woolly spider monkey


: a large monkey (Brachyteles arachnoides) of southeastern Brazil with woolly hair, long limbs, a long prehensile tail, and a thumb which is absent or rudimentary

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Recent Examples on the Web Ellison would like to see similar studies of other social mammal species, such as elephants and woolly spider monkeys. Joanna Thompson, Scientific American, 26 Oct. 2023

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1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of woolly spider monkey was in 1926

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“Woolly spider monkey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woolly%20spider%20monkey. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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