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Yoda-like 'forest goblins' found in Indonesia


Posted on Friday, 5 May, 2017 | Comment icon 5 comments

Tarsiers are peculiar looking creatures. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 yeowatzup
Two brand new species of small tree-dwelling primate have been discovered on the island of Sulawesi.
Named Tarsius spectrumgurskyae and T. supriatnai, the two new species, which are both types of tarsier, were initially identified from recordings of their vocalizations.

Both were found living in the northeastern forests of Sulawesi - an island in Indonesia.

Tarsiers, which were once a common sight across Asia and North Africa, are now only found scattered across the islands of Southeast Asia.

Their numbers, as well as their forest homes, have been in decline for years.

"They always startle me in the jungle," said herpetologist Rafe Brown. "You can see the glowing eyes of wild cats even in the dark, but not tarsiers. They're like little furry forest goblins."


Source: National Geographic | Comments (5)


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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by grimsituation6 on 5 May, 2017, 14:42
how long until i can buy one? dress it up as yoda for holloween
Comment icon #2 Posted by Gary Meadows on 5 May, 2017, 17:24
Um what?? I'll take 3 please.
Comment icon #3 Posted by coolguy on 6 May, 2017, 3:06
I hope they save these animals
Comment icon #4 Posted by Imaginarynumber1 on 6 May, 2017, 5:08
Tarsiers, while adorable, are highly endangered like almost all primates. Their cuteness has made them a target of the illegal animal trade, however, they fair extremely poorly in captivity.
Comment icon #5 Posted by The Russian Hare on 18 May, 2017, 12:50
Interesting, this is.


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