Spectral Tarsier

Spectral tarsierThe Spectral Tarsier (Tarsius spectrum) is a member of the Tarsier family and living on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, and is also reffered to as 'Sulawesi Tarsier'. It is about 25 centimeters long and weighs 94–154 grams. They sleep in hollow trees, palm trees, or thick vines. Spectral Tarsiers are not very social animals, they encounter each other only once in a while during the night when they feed on insects. During the day they sleep most of the time and socially interact only a short time of the day. They are polygamous, female spectral tarsiers give one birth a year and the gestation period lasts 190 days.

Interesting fact: The Spectral Tarsier is a world record holder: it has the largest eye to body size ratio of all mammals.

Picture of the Spectral Tarsier by Bwmodular, licensed under GFDL

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The Eastern tarsier, spectral tarsier, sulawesi tarsier is listed as Near Threatened (LR/nt), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Some facts about the
Spectral tarsier

Adult weight : 0.145 kg (0.319 lbs)

Female maturity :425 days

Male maturity : 425 days

Gestation : 157 days

Weaning : 69 days

Litter size : 1

Litters per year : 2

Interval between litters : 153 days

Weight at birth : 0.024 kg (0.0528 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 1 W

Body mass : 0.173 kg (0.3806 lbs)

Temperature : 35.85 °C (96.53 °F)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

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