ETYM French See Macacus.
Short-tailed monkey of rocky regions of Asia and Africa.
Short-tailed monkey of Asia; Barbary ape.
Old World monkey of the genus Macaca. Various species of these medium-sized monkeys live in forests from the Far East to N Africa. The rhesus and the Barbary ape are part of this group.
Macaques range from long-tailed to tailless types, and have well-developed cheek pouches to carry food.