The Genera and Species of Tarsiidae

  title={The Genera and Species of Tarsiidae},
  author={C. Groves and M. Shekelle},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  • C. Groves, M. Shekelle
  • Published 2010
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Primatology
  • We revise the taxonomy of the primate family Tarsiidae. We classify extant tarsiers in 3 genera—Tarsius, Cephalopachus, and Carlito—each of which originated in the Miocene, or earlier, and each of which is allopatrically distributed within a distinct biogeographic region: Sulawesi, Sundaland, and Greater Mindanao, respectively. Within the genus Tarsius, formerly regarded as a single species, Tarsius spectrum, we recognize 8 allopatric and parapatric species, 9 if the inclusion of pumilus is… CONTINUE READING
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