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Gremlin captured in Indonesia

Remember the movie Gremlins? What fantastic creatures! (Bright light! Bright light!)

This is a pygmy tarsier - an Indonesian primate species which has not been collected since 1921. The species was presumed extinct until 2000 when 2 scientists trapping rats accidentally caught and killed a pygmy tarsier.

It is hoped the pygmy tarsier will encourage the Indonesian government to further protect the forests in which it lives, on the island of Sulawesi.

The pygmy tarsier has claws instead of nails; presumably an adaptation to its mossy habitat 7,000 - 8,000 feet (2,100 - 2,400m) above sea level.



Photo from the source article where it is attributed "The pygmy tarsier. Photos by Sharon Gursky-Doyen/Texas A&M University"

Gremlin pygmy tarsier

Posted by: admin on 19th Nov 2008 08:29 PM
Updated by: admin on 19th Nov 2008 08:29 PM
Expires: 01st Jan 2013 12:00 AM

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