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Two new tarsier species (Tarsiidae, Primates) and the biogeography of Sulawesi, Indonesia

Shekelle, Myron; Groves, Colin; Maryanto, Ibnu; Mittermeier, Russell A

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We name two new tarsier species from the northern peninsula of Sulawesi. In doing so, we examine the biogeography of Sulawesi and remove the implausibly disjunct distribution of Tarsius tarsier. This brings tarsier taxonomy into better accordance with the known geological history of Sulawesi and with the known regions of biological endemism on Sulawesi and the surrounding island chains that harbor portions of the Sulawesi biota. The union of these two data sets, geological and biological,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/186616
Source: Primate Conservation

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