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Sure, he’s an outdated reference, but he was also known for having a prominent proboscis, or in other words, a big nose.
Local tour guides have seen a proboscis male hanging around a troop of female silvered leaf monkeys.‘Mystery monkey’ could mean its parent’s species may be in trouble|Anne Pinto-Rodrigues|June 21, 2022|Science News For Students
The animals cannot disperse and, in this case, the male of the larger species — the proboscis monkey — can easily displace the male silvered leaf monkey.A ‘mystery monkey’ in Borneo may be a rare hybrid. That has scientists worried|Anne Pinto-Rodrigues|May 16, 2022|Science News
The insects expertly stalk and feed upon other small invertebrates, jabbing them with a venomous proboscis.Assassin bugs tap spiders to distract them before a lethal strike|Jake Buehler|October 28, 2021|Science News
There are two suction pumps in the female’s head, the smallest of the two at the end of her proboscis, and the larger one at the base of the throat, or oesophagus.Evolution made mosquitos into stealthy, sensitive vampires|Erica McAlister|October 15, 2020|Popular-Science
Nobody had cakes for themselves, and it would have been far easier to place a gold piece in the twirling proboscis.The Animal Story Book|Various
In specimens with the proboscis drawn in, the nerve cord is of course doubled back on itself.
The mouth parts form a proboscis, which is tonguelike, the animal obtaining its food by lapping and sucking.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter
Its nose is very long, and extends into a short proboscis; but there is no finger at the end of it like that of the elephant.Martin Rattler|R.M. Ballantyne
The Brachyderes has a massive proboscis, cut off short; the Balaninus seems to be smoking an insanely long cigarette-holder.More Hunting Wasps|J. Henri Fabre