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The Philippine tarsier or mawmag is a species of tarsier endemic to the Philippines. It measures only about 8.5-16 cm in height and 80–160 g making it one of the smallest primates. The eyes are fixed in its skull and its round head can rotate 180 degrees. The huge eyes provide this nocturnal animal with excellent night vision; the ear allows to hear any movement. Its diet consists of live insects, small crustaceans, and small vertebrates such as small lizards and birds.

The Philippine tarsier (Tarsius syrichta) is a petite, nocturnal primate that lives on a diet of insects. It is the first documented example of primate that communicates with purely ultrasonic frequencies.

OK I don't usually write under any pictures I save...but, this is serious adorable...and yes, I must have several!!!!!

OK I don't usually write under any pictures I save.but, this is serious adorable.

Philippine Tarsier

if your happy and you know it hug a tree . I'm a tarsier ! The Philippine Tarsier has been called “the world’s smallest monkey” or “smallest primate” by locals before. However, the Philippine Tarsier is neither a monkey nor the smallest primate.

"Primates Poster 24x36 by Feenixx Publishing This order, Primates, includes the lemurs, tarsiers, monkeys and apes. Most live in tropical or subtropical regions of the Americas, Africa and Asia. Fossil."     (Note: This poster was also pinned to the other Primate boards.)

Laminated Primates Poster 24x36, Monkey, Ape, Lemur

Primates Poster by Feenixx Publishing This order, Primates, includes the lemurs, tarsiers, monkeys and apes. Most live in tropical or subtropical region

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http://philippines.mycityportal.net - Tarsiers in Bohol, Philippines - Endangered species. This photo shows the insensitivity of the "eco" resort who encourage tourists to disturb these highly nervous primates who sleep during the day and forage at night. Lack of sleep causes a disturbance in their normal patterns of behavior eventually leading to death.

Tarsiers indigenous to Bohol, Philippines .an endangered species They are the smallest monkeys in the world.

Tarsier, the smallest living primate in the world, is found only in the Philippines.

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Re: Pinner's comment: Tarsier in Bohol, Philippines- is an endangered species. "This is the smallest monkey in the world". This is not a monkey, it belongs to the primate order, but is in the tarsier family.

Photograph Rare Philippine Tarsier by Hans Van Kerckhoven on 500px

Rare Phillipine tarsier from Bohol Island. Photograph Philippine Tarsier by Hans Van Kerckhoven on

A Tarsier up close. Looks a bit like a gremlin, a troll or the funny/cute/slightly scary character on the front of 'Where the Wild Things Are'.

The endangered Philippine Tarsier (Tarsius syrichta). Haha this is a weird lookin' creature.D Everything is cute in it's own way I guess.

Tarsier is one of the smallest primate in the world. It thrives mostly in secondary dense forests with a diet o...

Tarsier is one of the smallest primate in the world. It thrives mostly in secondary dense forests with a diet of insects. This nocturnal creature has the unique ability of being able to turn its head 180 degrees as well as to jump backward with precision.

this is adorable. I can't handle it. #Tarsier #Philippines

Tarsiers are haplorrhine primates of the family Tarsiidae, which is itself the lone extant family within the infraorder Tarsiiformes. Although the group was once more widespread, all the species living today are found in the islands of Southeast Asia.

Philippine Tarsier (note: not a lemur... but also not a monkey... weird little primate that it is.)

Philippine Tarsier (note: not a lemur. but also not a monkey. weird little primate that manages a smile

The Philippine Tarsier is a tiny animal; it measures only about 85 to 160 millimetres (3.35 to 6.30 in) in height, making it one of the smallest primates.

The Philippine Tarsier is a tiny animal; it measures only about 85 to 160 millimetres to in) in height, making it one of the smallest primates.And the tarsier likes precious, precious rings!

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