Definition of Cebidae
1. Noun. All the New World monkeys except marmosets and tamarins.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Platyrrhini, Superfamily Platyrrhini
Member holonyms: Cebus, Genus Cebus, Aotus, Genus Aotus, Alouatta, Genus Alouatta, Genus Pithecia, Pithecia, Cacajao, Genus Cacajao, Callicebus, Genus Callicebus, Ateles, Genus Ateles, Genus Saimiri, Saimiri, Genus Lagothrix, Lagothrix
Medical Definition of Cebidae
1. The family of new world monkeys consisting of nine subfamilies: alouattinae (howler monkeys), aotinae (night monkeys), atelinae (spider monkeys), callicebinae (titis), callimiconinae (goeldi's marmosets), callitrichinae (marmosets), cebinae (capuchin monkeys), pithecinae (sakis), and saimirinae (squirrel monkeys). They inhabit the forests of south and central america, comprising the largest family of south american monkeys. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Cebidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. "Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation": Its Argument Examined and Exposed by Samuel Richard Bosanquet (1845)
"cebidae, (Monkeys of the New World). ... cebidae. " Here man is put into the typical place, as the genuine head, not only of this order, but of the whole ..."
2. The Origin and Evolution of the Human Dentition by William King Gregory (1922)
"The small size of the third molar is suggested in various genera, of the cebidae, especially Saimiri; but as the other resemblances with the latter are not ..."
3. Zoology: An Elementary Text-book by Arthur Everett Shipley, Ernest William MacBride (1904)
"The cebidae have flat nails on their fingers and toes and three pairs of molars, ... The cebidae have prehensile tails which assist them in climbing. ..."
4. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"cebidae.—The remaining American Monkeys are comprised in the family cebidae. ... The cebidae, though for the most part larger than the Marmosets, ..."
5. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1896)
"Three skulls of lemurs were examined. In all three the two processes existed on a ridge, as in the three cebidae mentioned above. ..."
6. Natural History of the World: With Anecdotes Illustrating the Nature, Habits edited by Alfred Henry Miles (1895)
"American To visit the family of the cebidae we have to Monkeys. cross the Atlantic Ocean, and here we find characteristics with which the monkeys of the ..."
7. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"There are no anthropoid apes in America, none of the ape family higher than the cebidae, from which it is impossible to trace men. Again, in Australia there ..."