Peleng tarsier

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Peleng tarsier[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Family: Tarsiidae
Genus: Tarsius
T. pelengensis
Binomial name
Tarsius pelengensis
Sody, 1949
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Range of the Peleng tarsier

The Peleng tarsier (Tarsius pelengensis), or the Peleng Island tarsier, is a nocturnal primate found on Peleng Island, in Sulawesi, Indonesia.

This tarsier can turn is head 180 degrees, much like an owl, because its eyes are fixed in their sockets. Due to the great similarity in their duet calls, this species is thought to be closely related to Tarsius dianae.[3]


  1. ^ Groves, C.P. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 127–128. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ Shekelle, M.; Salim, A.; Groves, C. P. & Indrawan, M. (2008). "Tarsius pelengensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T21494A9290015. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T21494A9290015.en. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  3. ^ Burton, J.A. (November 19, 2010). "Geographical Variation in Duet Songs of Sulawesi Tarsiers: Evidence for New Cryptic Species in South and Southeast Sulawesi". International Journal of Primatology. 31. doi:10.1007/s10764-010-9449-8. ISSN 1573-8604.