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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorrhini
Infraorder: Tarsiiformes
Family: Tarsiidae
Genus: Tarsius
Storr, 1780
Type species
Tarsius tarsier
Erxleben, 1777

Tarsius is a genus of tarsiers, small primates native to islands of Southeast Asia. Until recently, all tarsier species were assigned to this genus, but recently two species were split off into two other genera, while other species were described.[1] All members of Tarsius are found on Sulawesi or nearby Indonesian islands.


  1. ^ a b Groves, C.; Shekelle, M. (2010). "The Genera and Species of Tarsiidae" (PDF). International Journal of Primatology. 31 (6): 1071–1082. doi:10.1007/s10764-010-9443-1. 
  2. ^ a b Myron Shekelle, Colin Groves, Ibnu Maryanto and Russell A. Mittermeier: Two New Tarsier Species (Tarsiidae, Primates) and the Biogeography of Sulawesi, Indonesia In: Primate Conservation 31 (2017), S. 1–9 Online (PDF; 5,7 MB)