Definition of Genus colobus
1. Noun. A genus of Cercopithecidae.
Group relationships: Cercopithecidae, Family Cercopithecidae
Member holonyms: Colobus, Colobus Monkey
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Colobus
Literary usage of Genus colobus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Opposable thumbs and great toes exist in all, except the genus Colobus, the members of which want thumbs. The teeth are arranged to exhibit four incisors, ..."
2. Chambers's Information for the People by William Chambers, Robert Chambers (1875)
"The thumbs of all the feet are well developed and opposable, except in the genus Colobus, in which the anterior thumbs are absent The number of teeth is the ..."
3. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1837)
"... Abyssinia by Dr. Ruppell, gave Mr Ogilby an opportunity of revising the natural history of the genus Colobus, six species of which he then recorded. 1. ..."
4. Zoology: A Systematic Account of the General Structure, Habits, Instincts by William Benjamin Carpenter (1848)
"Of the genus Colobus little is at present known, no specimens having been brought alive to Europe; and, of several of its species, only mutilated skins ..."
5. Magazine of Natural History edited by John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson (1838)
"By way of note we may here observe that the absence of a thumb is not peculiar to the genus Colobus; the American genus Ateles, containing the long, ..."