Cebu with F200EXR

Started Feb 27, 2011 | Discussions thread
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ck22 OP Regular Member • Posts: 289
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This is the Tarsier. It is often branded as the world smallest monkey though it is not.
In fact it is only about 5 inches big.

he world's smallest monkey" is an often heard slogan. However, it is not a monkey. In truth, its classification is somewhat problematic. Some scientists consider tarsiers to be a taxonomic suborder among the primates. While, because they are closely related to lemurs, lorises and bushbabies, others classify them with the prosimians to which these animals belong. Monkeys and apes belong to the suborder of anthropoids. The complete taxonomic classification thus is:

Class Mammalia
Order Primates
Suborder Prosimii/Haplorrhini
Infraorder Tarsiiformes
Superfamily Tarsioidea

You can read more here.

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