Horsfield's tarsier, western tarsier (Cephalopachus bancanus)
English: Tarsier seen in Borneo
Date 10 December 2014, 19:22:23
Horsfield's tarsier (Cephalopachus bancanus), also known as the western tarsier, is the only species of tarsier in the genus Cephalopachus. It occurs on Borneo, Sumatra and nearby islands and is, like other members of the group, entirely nocturnal. Although Horsfield's tarsier was usually placed in the genus Tarsius with all other living tarsiers, it is quite distinct from the Philippine tarsier and the various tarsiers of Sulawesi and nearby islands; therefore, scientists have placed it in a separate genus, Cephalopachus. Order: Primates, Family: Tarsiidae, Genus: Cephalopachus, Species: Cephalopachus bancanus (Horsfield, 1821), Synonyms: Tarsius bancanus (Horsfield, 1821).