Spectral Tarsier Tarsius tarsier
These adaptable creatures are able to cling and leap in the understory of suitable tropical habitats, often two meters or less from the ground. Nocturnal social primates, the Spectral Tarsier likely live in small, monogamous or polygamous groupings of up to 26 individuals, although further study is needed. The home range is believed to be less than one hectare. Their diet is 100% live animal prey, mostly insects with some small vertebrates.
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From 1990 to 2000, about 15.26% of the forest habitat on the island was converted to agriculture (A. Salim pers. comm.), and since that time at least an additional 10% has been lost.
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Shekelle, M. 2020. Tarsius tarsier. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T162369551A17978304. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-3.RLTS.T162369551A17978304.en. Downloaded on 08 February 2021.
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