Philippine Tarsier Skull Replica

$91.00

It is a member of the approximately 45-million-year-old family Tarsiidae, whose name is derived from its elongated “tarsus” or ankle bone. Tarsius syrichta is a tiny primate native to areas of Indonesia and the Philippines. Tarsiers are nocturnal as evidenced by their large eye sockets.

Description

Philippine Tarsier Skull Replica measures 1.5 inches. Philippine Tarsier Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

Philippine Tarsier, Mamag, Magau, Malmag, Magatilok-iok or Tarsius syrichta is found in the rainforests of the Philippines. This species is most commonly found on Samar, Leyte, Bohol, and Mindanao.

Philippine tarsiers are found in areas of tall grasses, bushes, bamboo shoots, and small trees in tropical rain forests. They enjoy the canopy of the jungle, leaping from limb to limb.

Tarsiers usually do not move using four limbs; rather, they have developed excellent leaping skills.

The Philippine Tarsier or Tarsius syrichta is a small brownish-grayish mammal. Their colors vary depending upon the region of the Philippines that they inhabit. Some have reddish-brown hair. Their body size is approximately 85 to 160 mm, with weights between 80 and 165 g. They have a 25 cm long tail that is tufted at the end.

Philippine Tarsier or Tarsius syrichta have large ears, resembling a bat, and round faces. The area surrounding their eyes is usually darker than their body, with no white marks anywhere on the face. The eyes are huge, and their vision is acute. In proportion to their body, their eyes are the largest among mammals.

The Philippine Tarsier or Tarsius syrichta have great hearing, coupled with their amazing sense of sight, make them highly successful nocturnal hunters. Their heads can rotate 180 degrees.

The legs and arms of these tarsiers are long and slender. Some of their digits have flattened nails and some have claws which are used for grooming. They have pads on their fingers and toes to help them cling to branches.

Philippine Tarsier or Tarsius syrichta are primarily insectivorous. They eat insects, spiders, lizards, and small vertebrate animals such as birds. Upon seizing its prey, a tarsier carries it in its mouth and uses both hands.

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 1.5 in
Philippine Tarsier Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Family: Tarsiidae
Genus: Carlito
Groves & Shekelle, 2010
Species: C. syrichta
Binomial name: Carlito syrichta
Conservation status: Near Threatened – A near-threatened species is a species which has been categorized as "Near Threatened" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as that may be considered threatened with extinction in the near future.