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Early Primates Groomed with Claws

Scientific American (blog) - Jul 11, 2018
Among some modern primates - namely lemurs, lorises, and tarsiers, and two New World monkeys - the second toe on each foot has a toilet claw. (And tarsiers, just to be weird, have a second toilet claw on their third toe.) It's a grooming appendage that ...

The Tangkoko Tarsier Trail

Indonesia Expat - Jul 4, 2018
Tarsiers are the only wholly carnivorous primate, preying on insects, birds, and frogs, among others. Stealthy hunters, they can uncannily jump on or grab their oblivious prey. But being nocturnal and arboreal, tarsiers are difficult to spot in their ...

Ancient primates had extra claws just for grooming

Futurity: Research News - Jun 21, 2018
Lemurs, lorises, galagoes, and tarsiers have nails on most of their digits and grooming claws on their second—and in tarsiers, second and third—toes. So, why did the ancestors of monkeys, apes, and humans lose their grooming claws? One possible ...

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Tarsiers are like Fuzzy Little Yodas

The Tarsier looks like a little teddy bear who's seen way too much - and with those giant eyes, they definitely have. Subscribe for new episodes every other ...


Raw footage for a mini-documentary being put together for Bibles in Action New Zealand. The worlds smallest primate. Only found on the island of Bohol in the ...

TARSIUS TARSIER eating grasshopper in Tangkoko Nature Reserve - North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Two hours drive from Manado, the Tangkoko Batuangus Nature Reserve, also known as Tangkoko-Batuangus Dua Saudara, hosts spectral tarsiers (or Tarsius ...

Tarsier Sanctuary

Tarsiers have never formed successful breeding colonies in captivity but the Philippines Tarsier Foundation (PTFI) has had some success restoring tarsier ...

Matanglawin: Trivia about tarsiers

Matanglawin heads to Bohol, and introduces \