Makassar (Spectral) Tarsier


The Makassar (Spectral) Tarsier (Tarsius fuscus) is a species of tarsier found on southwestern Sulawesi, The Makassar Tarsier has generally reddish-brown fur. The hair at the end of the tail is black. It has a shorter skull and shorter toothrows than most other tarsiers. It also has shorter hind feet than other tarsiers. The tail is shorter relative to body size than most tarsiers.
Tarsiers are the only extant entirely carnivorous primates: they are primarily insectivorous, and catch insects by jumping at them. Their favorite prey are arthropods like beetles, spiders, cockroaches, grasshoppers, and walking sticks. They are also known to prey on birds, snakes, lizards, and bats.




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