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Philippine Tarsier

Tarsius syricta

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The Philippine Tarsier (Tarsius syrichta or Carlito syrichta), known locally as the Kupal in Cebuano/Visayan and Mamag in Luzon, is an endangered species of tarsier endemic to the Philippines. It is found in the southeastern part of the archipelago, particularly in the islands of Bohol Island, Samar Island, Leyte Island and Mindanao. It is a member of the approximately 45 million year old family Tarsiidae, whose name is derived from its elongated "tarsus" or ankle bone.

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Tarsier
Tarsius syrichta or Carlito syrichta


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KarlMilliC.Gaite
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Tagbilaran, Bohol, Philippines

Spotted on Apr 25, 2011
Submitted on Nov 15, 2011

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