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Duke University Primate Center. Lemur Lane, Durham, NC 27705. Phone: (919) 489-3364. Web site: <>

Patricia Wright, PhD

Class Mammalia Order Primates Family Tarsiidae

Thumbnail description

Very small nocturnal primates with huge eyes, extremely long hind limbs, and a long and thin more or less sparsely haired tail; all species are brownish or grayish ochre in color


Number of genera, species

1 genus; 6 or more species


Secondary and primary rainforest, scrub, agroforestry plantations, grass, mangroves

Conservation status

Lower Risk/Near Threatened: 1 species; Lower Risk/Conservation Dependent: 1 species; Data Deficient: 4 species

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