Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Tarsier Debate

A debate is still raging over whether to classify tarsiers as prosimian primates in the suborder Strepsirrhini (along with lemurs, bushbabies, and the aye-aye) or in the suborder Haplorrhini among "dry-nosed" simians like monkeys, apes, and us.

As the folks at Zooillogix point out, "The tarsier finds all of this debate quite dull and prefers to spend its time eating insects and bird eggs."






This vid that went viral a while back was labeled as "The Dramatic Lemur," but it's actually one of these controversial primates, a Filipino Tarsier:

1 comment:

N. Brown said...

I love the last video clip! It's the THX sound test -- I love it!