Definition of Diana monkey in English:

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Diana monkey

Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈanə/


A West African monkey that has a black face with a white crescent on the forehead.
  • Cercopithecus diana, family Cercopithecidae
Example sentences
  • In the forests of West Africa, Diana monkeys make one kind of bark when they spot a crowned eagle, another when they see a leopard.
  • Even endangered species, like Diana monkeys, lemurs, and gibbons, are for sale.
  • The observational study began in January 2000 with a 12-month habituation phase, during which we habituated two mixed-species groups of putty-nosed monkeys and Diana monkeys to observers on foot.


Early 19th century: named after the Roman moon goddess Diana.

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