rhesus monkey

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to rhesus monkey: rhesus factor, Rhesus disease

rhesus monkey:

see macaquemacaque
, name for Old World monkeys of the genus Macaca, related to mangabeys, mandrills, and baboons. All but one of the 19 species are found in Asia from Afghanistan to Japan, the Philippines, and Borneo.
..... Click the link for more information.

Rhesus Monkey


(Macaca mulatta), also rhesus or rhesus macaque, a catarrhine monkey with a body length of about 60 cm and a tail length of 25–30 cm. The compact body is covered with dull greenish yellow hair. The face, ears, and hands are pink, and the ischial callosities are red. Rhesus monkeys live in troops in the jungles of southeastern Asia, including the Hindustan Peninsula. They are found in the Himalayas from Nepal to northern Burma. The monkeys are arboreal, but they frequently descend to the ground. They swim and dive well. Rhesus monkeys are used as laboratory animals for medical and biological research.

rhesus monkey

[′rē·səs ‚məŋ·kē]
(vertebrate zoology)
Macaque mulatta. An agile, gregarious primate found in southern Asia and having a short tail, short limbs of almost equal length, and a stocky build. Also known as rhesus macaque.

rhesus monkey

a macaque monkey, Macaca mulatta, of S Asia: used extensively in medical research
References in periodicals archive ?
Investigation of rhesus monkey video-task performance: Evidence for enrichment.
Fortunately, newly published results from the University of Wisconsin's (UW) long-term study of calorie restriction in rhesus monkeys are very promising.
bieneusi in free-range rhesus monkeys in a popular public park to assess the potential for transmission of these parasites from rhesus monkeys to humans.
In December 1994, a truckload of about 80 rhesus monkeys infected with herpes and other sexually transmitted diseases, hepatitis and tuberculosis was stopped on a routine traffic violation near Miami en route to a New Mexico lab, which is currently under federal investigation for suspicious animal deaths.
In April 1990, CDC implemented a special-permit procedure for importing cynomolgus (the species involved in the initial outbreak), African green, and rhesus monkeys because filovirus seroreactivity was detected in these species [3].
0 mm from the dura, based on The Rhesus Monkey Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates , which also used M.
The six-year investigation looked into the effect vaccinations have on the neurological development and social behaviour of rhesus monkey babies.
America's first attempt to use primate astronauts in 1948 failed when a V2 rocket exploded midflight, killing its passenger, a rhesus monkey named Albert.
The investigation included the polyomavirus simian virus 40 (SV40), a pathogen recognized to have infected millions of humans who were vaccinated with polio vaccines produced in cultures of rhesus monkey kidney cells (2,3).
One of the enduring images in psychology is that of a rhesus monkey clinging to a cloth surrogate "mother.
Laughlin NK, Lasky RE, Giles NL, Luck ML Lead effects on neurobehavioral development in the neonatal rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta).