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Tarsier 1
Sept. '07

Tarsier 1

The Philippine Tarsier (Tarsius syrichta), known locally as the Mawmag in Cebuano/Visayan, is an endangered tarsier species endemic to the Philippines. It is found in the southeastern part of the archipelago, particularly in the provinces of Bohol, Samar, Leyte, and Mindanao, Philippines. Its name is derived from its elongated "tarsus" or ankle bone.
The Philippine Tarsier is a tiny animal, measuring about 4 to 6 inches (15 cm) in height.


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