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The Philippine tarsier
(Tarsius syrichta)

photograph of a Philippine tarsier

The Philippine tarsier (Tarsius syrichta) is often described as "the world's smallest monkey". Although purists point out it's not a monkey, its classification is obscure. Some taxonomists consider tarsiers to be a distinct taxonomic suborder among the primates. Other taxonomists classify the Philippine tarsier along with the lemurs, lorises and bushbabies as prosimians.

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