Gursky's spectral tarsier

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Gursky’s spectral tarsier)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Gursky’s spectral tarsier
Sulawesi trsr DSCN0260 v1.JPG
At Tangkoko Nature Reserve, Sulawesi
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Family: Tarsiidae
Genus: Tarsius
Species:
T. spectrumgurskyae
Binomial name
Tarsius spectrumgurskyae
Shekelle, Groves, Maryanto & Mittermeier, 2017

The Gursky’s spectral tarsier (Tarsius spectrumgurskyae)[1][2] is a species of tarsier found in the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. A recent taxonomic revision, split this species off from the spectral tarsier and other tarsier species based on difference in vocalisations and pelage.[1][2]

Etymology[edit]

This species is named after Dr. Sharon Gursky, who carried out studies on the species's behavioral ecology (published using the now-superseded taxonomy, with the studied population classified as spectral tarsier Tarsius spectrum).[3] The new name avoids the disconnect between the name used in the earlier publications and Gursky's study population.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Shekelle, Myron; Groves, Colin P.; Maryanto, Ibnu; Mittermeier, Russell A. (2017). Two new tarsier species (Tarsiidae, Primates) and the biogeography of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Primate Conservation 31.
  2. ^ a b "Tiny New 'Forest Goblins' Discovered, Look Like Yoda". 4 May 2017. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  3. ^ Gursky, Sharon L. (2007). The spectral tarsier. Oxon and New York: Routledge. ISBN 9780131893320.