Tarsius Spectrum

32 images Created 21 Sep 2009

Tarsius spectrum is one of the smallest of the primates. Its short body and round head are covered with a soft, velvety coat which is gray to gray-buff in color.

Tarsius spectrum has a head-body length of 9.5 to 11 cm, and a tail length ranging from 20 to 26 cm.

The most characteristic feature is of T. spectrum is its enormous round eyes. In fact, the eye orbit of this animal is larger than both its brain case and its stomach.

The images have been shot during a discovery tour in the Tangkoko nature reserve in North-Sulawesi, Indonesia.
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