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Definition of Sphinx baboon
Sphinx baboon The awful ruins of the days of old . . . Or jasper tomb,
or mutilated sphinx. --Shelley.
(b) On Greek art and mythology, a she-monster, usually
represented as having the winged body of a lion, and
the face and breast of a young woman.
Note: The most famous Grecian sphinx, that of Thebes in
B[oe]otia, is said to have proposed a riddle to the
Thebans, and killed those who were unable to guess it.
The enigma was solved by [OE]dipus, whereupon the
sphinx slew herself. ``Subtle as sphinx.' --Shak.
2. Hence: A person of enigmatical character and purposes,
especially in politics and diplomacy.
3. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of large moths of
the family Sphingid[ae]; -- called also hawk moth.
Note: The larva is a stout naked caterpillar which, when at
rest, often assumes a position suggesting the Egyptian
sphinx, whence the name.
4. (Zo["o]l.) The Guinea, or sphinx, baboon (Cynocephalus
Sphinx baboon (Zo["o]l.), a large West African baboon
(Cynocephalus sphinx), often kept in menageries.
Sphinx moth. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Sphinx, 3.
Meaning of Sphinx baboon from wikipedia
- The mandrill
) is a primate
of the Old World monkey
(Cercopithecidae) family. It is one of two species
****igned to the genus
- romanized: č̣əlada), sometimes called
the bleeding-heart monkey
or the gelada
", is a species
of Old World monkey found
only in the Ethiopian
, Guinea baboon
, olive baboon
, yellow baboon
and chacma baboon
. Each species
to one of five areas
and the hamadryas baboon
- The chacma baboon
(Papio ursinus), also known
as the Cape baboon
, is, like all other baboons
, from the Old World monkey
family. It is one of the largest...
- hamadryas baboon
hamadryas) is a species
from the Old World monkey
family. It is the northernmost
of all the baboons
- The olive baboon
(Papio anubis), also called
the Anubis baboon
, is a member
of the family Cercopithecidae
monkeys). The species
is the most...
- The yellow baboon
(Papio cynocephalus) is a baboon
in the family
of Old World
monkeys. The species epithet literally means
"dog-head" in Gr****, due to...
- The Guinea baboon
(Papio papio) is a baboon
from the Old World monkey
family. Some (older) cl****ifications list only two species
in the genus
- – baboons Hamadryas baboon
, Papio hamadryas Guinea baboon
, Papio papio Olive baboon
, Papio anubis Yellow baboon
, Papio cynocephalus Chacma baboon
- species: M. sphinx
and M. leucophaeus, the mandrill
and drill, respectively. Mandrillus, originally placed under
the genus Papio
as a type of baboon
, is closely...
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