Funny Monkey "Tarsier"

Philippines has tons of beautiful places and scenic beauty that our tourism has been trying to promote. The country has abundant natural resources to enjoy with but too bad people living here have no enough money to develop it. So, some foreign people come and visit our place and married some filipina and put up a business. Thee have money to but a piece of lot in the beach or mountain or where ever and developed it. They make money out of our resources. Anyway, we also have numbers of endangered spieces and one of them is the Tarsier. You can find most of this little fella in the island of Bohol.

Tarsiers are haplorrhine primates of the genus Tarsius, a genus in 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.

The Philippine Tarsier (Tarsius syrichta), known locally as the Maumag in Cebuano/Visayan, is an endangered tarsier species endemic to the Philippines. It is found in the southeastern part of the archipelago, particularly in the islands of Bohol, Samar, Leyte, and Mindanao. Its name is derived from its elongated “tarsus” or ankle bone.

Its geographic range also includes Maripipi Island, Siargao Island, Basilan Island and Dinagat Island. Tarsiers have also been reported in Sarangani, although they may be different subspecies. Being a member of a family that is about 45 million years old, it was only introduced to western biologists in the 18th century.

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