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Tarsier

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Tarsiers
Spectral Tarsier
Spectral Tarsier
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Primates
Suborder:Haplorrhini

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Gregory, 1915

Family:Tarsiidae
Gray, 1825
Genus:Tarsius
Storr, 1780

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Species

Tarsius syrichta
Tarsius bancanus
Tarsius tarsier
Tarsius dentatus
Tarsius pelengensis
Tarsius sangirensis
Tarsius pumilus

Tarsiers (family Tarsiidae, genus Tarsius) are a genus of prosimian primates, previously classified as strepsirhines, but now classified as haplorhines, though still not considered to be monkeys. Tarsiers have enormous eyes and long feet. Their feet have extremely elongated tarsus bones, which is how they got their name. They are primarily insectivorous, and catch insects by jumping at them. They are also known to prey on birds and snakes. Once found in Asia, Europe and North America, tarsiers are now only found on several Southeast Asian islands including the Philippines, Sulawesi, Borneo, and Sumatra. Their conservation status has been classified as "Lower Risk/Conservation Dependent". When caged, some Tarsiers have been known to injure and even kill themselves because of the stress [1] (http://web.archive.org/web/20041015083950/http://www.szgdocent.org/pp/p-tarsir.htm).

Classification


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