from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several small nocturnal arboreal primates of the genus Tarsius, of the East Indies and the Philippines, having large round eyes, a long tail, and long fingers and toes tipped with soft disklike pads.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Used attributively as a species epithet
- n. An insectivorous primate of the Tarsiidae family, having very large eyes and long feet, native mainly to several islands of Southeast Asia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See tarsius.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The malmag, an animal of the genus Tarsius: so called from the singular structure of the foot.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. nocturnal arboreal primate of Indonesia and the Philippines having huge eyes and digits ending in pads to facilitate climbing; the only primate that spurns all plant material as food living entirely on insects and small vertebrates
Bohol is also home to a tiny, endangered primate called the tarsier -- about the size of a chipmunk -- that hangs out in a jungle preserve where a guide will point out the long-fingered creatures wrapped around stalks of bamboo.
The tarsier is a native of the East Indies jungles from Sumatra to the
In the caption on another photograph, we learn that the tarsier is a "member of a little-known zoological group called Asiatic profimians," prompting us to wonder whether that group, if in favor of "fimians," is anti something.
The smallest kind of tarsier was believed to be extinct until it was found last month on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
It was kind of hard to see the animals at night though I was like “Where the heck is that tarsier?”.
A Texas A&M anthropologist has rediscovered a pygmy tarsier in the wilds of Lore Lindu National Park, Sulawesi.
Several scientists believed they were extinct until two Indonesian scientists trapping rats in the highlands of Sulawesi accidentally trapped and killed a pygmy tarsier in 2000.
I have a tiny picture clipped from a magazine of a tarsier staring with its trademark surprised look at the camera with a big bug sticking out of its mouth.
Tisnt teh tarsier wut bees a primate, sumfing liek teh lemur – see pikshurs awn Wikipedia.
Andrew and Ed were very quick to correctly guess that the bizarre animal in question was the tarsier.