Definition of owl monkey in English:

owl monkey

noun

  • another term for douroucouli
    • ‘Scientists believe the monkeys rub the bugs on their fur to ward off mosquitoes, a behavior documented in capuchin monkeys but never in the nocturnal owl monkeys.’
    • ‘The phylogeny of the eight monkeys is relatively well established, except for the interrelationships of the owl monkey, squirrel monkey, and tamarin.’
    • ‘The owl monkey is monochromatic, seeing only in black and white.’
    • ‘Those species were chimpanzee, gorilla, orangutan, gibbon, macaque and owl monkey.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the nocturnal New World owl monkey gets by with just a single kind of photopigment.’