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howler

any large New World monkey of the genus Alouatta, inhabiting tropical forests in South America and having a loud howling cry

howler

[′hau̇l·ər]
(communications)
In telephone practice, an associated unit by which the test desk operator may connect a high tone of varying loudness to a subscriber's line to call the subscriber's attention to the fact that the phone receiver is off the hook.
(electronics)
An audio device used to warn a radar operator that signals are appearing on a radar screen.
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Black and gold howler monkeys (Alouatta caraya) as sentinels of ecosystem health: Patterns of zoonotic protozoa infection relative to degree of human-primate contact.
He also noted that New World howler monkeys, with their Old World-style trichromacy, have fewer functional olfactory genes than other New World monkeys do.
howler monkeys get their name from a special voice box and a pouch inside their throat that amplies the sound - the male's voice is much louder and deeper than the females.
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PRIMATE keepers at Dudley Zoo had a surprise when they spotted black howler monkey Aryanna giving birth in her enclosure.
The review system is in place to get rid of the howler, but Australia used theirs on touch-and-go decisions.
Washington, December 8 ( ANI ): A new study of interbreeding between two species of modern-day howler monkeys in Mexico is shedding light on why it is so difficult to confirm instances of hybridization among primates-including early humans - by relying on fossil remains.
DAVID Cameron yesterday vowed there would be no repeat of the Hampden flag howler.
SPANISH ref Alfonso Perez Burrull was deservedly dropped last week after having a howler in Real Madrid's 3-1 win over Mallorca.
Yes, it's the first day of the season and, yes, it was the only mistake Yobo made - but what a complete howler.
PITY poor Peter Alliss after his US Masters howler.
Passengers travel through the preserve by boat and on foot, spotting parrots, howler monkeys and crocodiles.