(also hamadryas baboon)
A large Arabian and NE African baboon, the male of which has a silvery-grey cape of hair and a naked red face and rump. It was held sacred in ancient Egypt.
- Papio hamadryas, family Cercopithecidae
- Our data set was comprised of eight species: a Platyrrhini, the white-fronted capuchin monkey, two cercopithecoids: the Barbary macaque and the hamadryas baboon, four hominoids and an outgroup sequence.
- The ancient Egyptians considered hamadryas baboons to be the sacred attendants of Thoth, the scribe to the gods.
Words that rhyme with hamadryasAnanias, bias, Darius, dryas, Elias, eyas, Gaius, Lias, Mathias, pious, Tobias
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