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VERVET, a Central and South African monkey, known as Cercopilhecus pygerythrus. It is nearly allied to the grivet (q.v.), but distinguished (as indicated by its name) by the presence of a rusty patch at the root of the tail, and by the black (instead of grey) chin, hands and feet.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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