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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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As a result of their anatomical modifications, howler monkeys produce exceptionally low-frequency vocalizations for their body size compared with other mammals,' the researchers wrote.
EXTENSION OF THE CONTACT ZONE AND PROBABLE HYBRIDIZATION BETWEEN BROWN HOWLER MONKEYS (Alouatta guariba clamitans) AND BLACK-AND-GOLD HOWLER MONKEYS (Alouatta caraya) (PRIMATES, ATELIDAE) IN SOUTHERN BRAZIL
The systematic status of the black howler monkey, Alouatta pigra Lawrence.
In their study, Kelaita and Cortes-Ortiz analyzed different types of genetic markers, from both mitochondrial and nuclear DNA, to trace the ancestry of each howler monkey they studied.
Annotations on the feeding ecology of black howler monkeys in an overcrowded fragment in Balancan, Tabasco, Mexico
Influence of cultural factors in the possessions of howler monkeys as pets and its effect on individuals in captivity
The Influence of large tree density on howler monkey (Alouatta palliata mexicana) presence in very small rain forest fragments.
Unlike howler monkeys, whose main source of food is leaves, squirrel monkeys feed on mostly insects and fruit.
Another city tour visits the Belize Zoo, which covers 29 acres of tropical savanna and features 125 native species of wildlife ranging from birds and reptiles to jaguars and howler monkey, from toucans and egrets to crocodiles and tree frogs.
Home to over 700 species of birds and exotic animals such as the jaguar, howler monkey, and giant anteater, the park was once a prime candidate for the kind of slash-and-burn agriculture decimating tropical forests around the world.
Labor is a nightmare: You poop in front of strangers and horrified family members, scream like a howler monkey, and get a personality disorder during transition.
Rick smiled at them and said, "Scarlett and Elmo, meet Holly and Harley Howler Monkey.