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Research Sheds Light On Genetic Diversity And Distribution Of The Philippine Tarsier

University of Kansas It’s not a monkey. It’s not a lemur. It’s not an African Bush Baby or even a Madagascan Mouse. Meet the Philippine tarsier: a tiny, adorable and downright “cool” primate from Southeast Asia. “It’s really...

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Bulging Eyes Of The Tarsier Provide Insight Into Evolution Of Human Vision
2013-03-28 09:58:14

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, led by Dartmouth College, suggests that primates developed highly accurate, three-color vision that allowed them to shift to daytime living after eons of wandering in the dark. The findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, challenge the prevailing theory that trichromatic color vision, a hallmark event in primate evolution, evolved only after primates became diurnal....

Philippine Tarsier Has Bat-Like Pitch
2012-02-08 10:19:09

One of the world´s smallest primates, the Philippine Tarsier (Tarsius syrichta), has the world´s highest pitched vocalization of any primate ever documented, according to a study published Wednesday. That call, however, is so high-pitched that it is inaudible to human ears. It is a big voice for such a small creature, no bigger than the size of a man´s hand. It shrieks out the vocalization as a warning of danger or a call to dinner. “Tarsiers are among only a...


Latest Philippine Tarsier Reference Libraries

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2008-12-18 20:55:04

The Pygmy Tarsier (Tarsius pumilus), is a nocturnal primate that is found in central Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is also known as the Mountain Tarsier or Lesser Spectral Tarsier. It was thought to be extinct until 2000, when scientists accidentally killed one while trapping rats. The first Pygmy Tarsiers found alive since the 1920s was in August of 2008 by a research team from Texas A&M University. Three were captured (a fourth one escaped) using nets, and were radio collared to track them....

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2007-06-25 11:00:39

The Horsfield's Tarsier, Tarsius bancanus, is a species of tarsier found in Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia. These nocturnal animals live in forests and have big eyes to help aid in capture of prey. It is also known as the Western tarsier. It is carnivorous, and nutrition is found mainly in the form of insects, but also small vertebrates. An individual can consume up to 10% of its body fat weight in one day. Western Tarsiers also possess a great sense of hearing and smell. Just one eye...

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2006-12-27 15:11:40

The Philippine Tarsier (Tarsius syrichta; also known as mawmag in Cebuano/Visayan) is an endangered tarsier species endemic to the Philippines. It is found in the southeastern part of the archipelago, particularly in the provinces of Bohol, Samar, Leyte, and Mindanao, Philippines. Its geographic range also includes Maripipi Island, Siargao Island, Basilan Island and Dinagat Island. Tarsiers have also been reported in Sarangani, although they may be different subspecies. Morphology...

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