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spectral tarsier

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Definition of spectral tarsier in English:

noun

A tarsier which has a tail with a long bushy tuft and a scaly base, native to Sulawesi.
  • Tarsius spectrum, family Tarsiidae
Example sentences
  • The spectral tarsier is a nocturnal primate endemic to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
  • The tarsiers we saw are spectral tarsiers with huge round eyes which lets them see in the night when they are hunting for insects to eat.
  • The spectral tarsier, Tarsius spectrum, is the shortest primate in the world at only nine centimetres tall.

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