Definition of Saimiri

1. Noun. Squirrel monkeys.

Exact synonyms: Genus Saimiri
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Cebidae, Family Cebidae



Definition of Saimiri

1. Noun. squirrel monkey ¹

2. Noun. A taxonomic genus of South American arboreal monkeys comprising the squirrel monkeys. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Saimiri

1. a squirrel-monkey [n -S]

Medical Definition of Saimiri

1. A genus of the family cebidae consisting of four species: s. Boliviensis, s. Orstedii (red-backed squirrel monkey), s. Sciureus (common squirrel monkey), and s. Ustus. They inhabit tropical rain forests in central and south america. S. Sciureus is used extensively in research studies. (12 Dec 1998)

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saimiri (current term)
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Literary usage of Saimiri

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1. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"Their name of Weeping Monkeys is derived from their soft plaintive voice. In the saimiri the tail is depressed, and almost ceases to be prehensile; ..."

2. Mammalia: Their Various Orders and Habits Popularly Illustrated by Typical by Louis Figuier, Guillaume Louis Figuier (1870)
"To the category of Monkeys with non-prehensile tails belong the genera Callithrix, saimiri, ... Genus saimiri. ..."

3. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, Bennett J. Cohen, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"They consist of two species: saimiri sciureus, the common squirrel monkey distributed widely through Central and South America, and saimiri oerstedii, ..."

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