from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of nocturnal lemurine mammals having very large eyes and ears, a long tail, and very long proximal tarsal bones; -- called also malmag, spectral lemur, podji, and tarsier.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The only genus of Tarsiidæ, containing the malmag, specter, or tarsier, T. spectrum. Also called Macrotarsus, Cephalopachus, Hypsicebus, and Spectrum.
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- n. type and sole genus of the family Tarsiidae
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Recently he had been shocked by the sale to me of two live specimens of the curious spectacled lemur (_tarsius borneanus_), which had been added to my collections.