On the studio floor (at Studio 33, North Maleny)
Our new angry elephant.
Field book of insects, with special reference to those of northeastern United States, aiming to answer common questions, by Frank E. Lutz. on Flickr.
Publication info New York,G. P. Putnam,c1921.
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Hesperotarsius: New Miocene Tarsier Discovered in Pakistan
Tarsiers are small, nocturnal, predaceous primates found only in the islands of southeast Asia, including Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, and Philippines. They are intermediate in form between lemurs and monkeys, measuring up to 15 cm long and weighing 100 – 150 g.
These primates have very large eyes, elongated hind legs and feet, a thin tail and long fingers. Their fur is velvety or silky and buff, grayish brown, or dark brown on the back and grayish or buffy on the underside.
Tarsiers are rare in the fossil record, only four fossil species are known: two from the Eocene of China and two from the Miocene of Thailand.
The new Miocene species, named Hesperotarsius sindhensis, has been described from four fossil teeth found in the Manchar Formation of Sindh Province, southern Pakistan.