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A large genus of Old World monkeys (family Cercopithecidae) that includes the macaque and rhesus monkeys, and the Barbary apes. Macaca mulatta, the rhesus monkey, is used as a research animal.
[Pg. macaco, monkey]
Any of a diverse group of monkeys of the genus Macaca of Asia, Gibraltar, and northern Africa, and including the Barbary ape and the rhesus monkey.
members of the genus Macaca, of the family Cercopithecoidae, the Old World monkeys. There are a large number of species including the rhesus and bonnet monkeys and the Barbary ape. They are thick-set monkeys, which are able to withstand the cold and often live above the snowline. Includes rhesus monkey (M. mulatta), Celebes macaque (Cynopethicus niger), pig-tailed macaque (M. nemestrina), Barbary ape (M. inua), M. arctoides, M. fascicularis, M. nigra, M. silensus.