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Tiny, long-lost primate rediscovered in Indonesia

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banned8y, 2w agoPosted 8 years, 2 weeks ago
posting purely cause I think it looks funny




On a misty mountaintop on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, scientists for the first time in more than eight decades have observed a living pygmy tarsier, one of the planet's smallest and rarest primates.

Over a two-month period, the scientists used nets to trap three furry, mouse-sized pygmy tarsiers -- two males and one female -- on Mt. Rore Katimbo in Lore Lindu National Park in central Sulawesi, the researchers said on Tuesday.

They spotted a fourth one that got away.

The tarsiers, which some scientists believed were extinct, may not have been overly thrilled to be found. One of them chomped Sharon Gursky-Doyen, a Texas A&M University professor of anthropology who took part in the expedition.

"I'm the only person in the world to ever be bitten by a pygmy tarsier," Gursky-Doyen said in a telephone interview.

"My assistant was trying to hold him still while I was attaching a radio collar around its neck. It's very hard to hold them because they can turn their heads around 180 degrees. As I'm trying to close the radio collar, he turned his head and nipped my finger. And I yanked it and I was bleeding."

The collars were being attached so the tarsiers' movements could be tracked.

Tarsiers are unusual primates -- the mammalian group that includes lemurs, monkeys, apes and people. The handful of tarsier species live on various Asian islands.

As their name indicates, pygmy tarsiers are small -- weighing about 2 ounces (50 grammes). They have large eyes and large ears, and they have been described as looking a bit like one of the creatures in the 1984 Hollywood movie "Gremlins."

They are nocturnal insectivores and are unusual among primates in that they have claws rather than finger nails.

They had not been seen alive by scientists since 1921. In 2000, Indonesian scientists who were trapping rats in the Sulawesi highlands accidentally trapped and killed a pygmy tarsier.

"Until that time, everyone really didn't believe that they existed because people had been going out looking for them for decades and nobody had seen them or heard them," Gursky-Doyen said.

Her group observed the first live pygmy tarsier in August at an elevation of about 6,900 feet.

"Everything was covered in moss and the clouds are right at the top of that mountain. It's always very, very foggy, very, very dense. It's cold up there. When you're one degree from the equator, you expect to be hot. You don't expect to be shivering most of the time. That's what we were doing," she said.
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banned#1
This undated handout photo shows a creature called a pygmy tarsier, believed for the eight decades to have been extinct. One of the world's smallest and rarest primates, it was rediscovered in Indonesia by Texas A and M University professor Sharon Gursky-Doyen in August.
(Texas A and M University/Sharon Gursky-Doyen/Handout/Reuters)

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20081119/2008_11_18t183108_450x297_us_primate_indonesia.jpg?x=400&y=264&q=85&sig=DqP60Wyii1Mcemd2ngYbtg--
#2
jooookes, looks like ur mum chrissy boy
#3
aah indonesia..

has anyone ever been there? what do you think?
banned#4
acecatcher3;3504851
jooookes, looks like ur mum chrissy boy


Your right...does a bit :whistling:

nuabdi;3504907
aah indonesia..

has anyone ever been there? what do you think?



Random?! :?
#5
what do you mean random?
just want to know people's opinion about it as a holiday destination
#6
Could it be an elf?
banned#7
nuabdi;3504960
what do you mean random?
just want to know people's opinion about it as a holiday destination


just random the way you posted in a thread about an animal...made me laugh...

Its like the way you wouldnt ask 'Whats Bournemouth like for a day out' after someone posts about a murder in Bournemouth...just random...funny though

probs best to post a thread to be honest, more people will read it than they will if its in a different post
#8
ifyoudontask?
Could it be an elf?


looks like a furby to me
banned#9
acecatcher3;3505019
looks like a furby to me

yeah I thought that too
#10
ODB_69;3505015
just random the way you posted in a thread about an animal...made me laugh...

Its like the way you wouldnt ask 'Whats Bournemouth like for a day out' after someone posts about a murder in Bournemouth...just random...funny though

probs best to post a thread to be honest, more people will read it than they will if its in a different post


Bournemouth is pretty cool :thumbsup:
#11
acecatcher3
looks like a furby to me


Yip, your right, it does, Anyone thinking that maybe we should shave the little rat to see what it looks like, or is it just me?
banned#12
choc1969;3505029
Bournemouth is pretty cool :thumbsup:

I lol'd :-D



now



DI DI MAO

;-)
#13
Cute, I want one
#14
ODB_69;3505035
I lol'd :-D



now



DI DI MAO

;-)


:pirate:
#15
shauneco
Cute, I want one


Think Billy Peltzer might have thought that when he saw Gizmo at first! :thumbsup:
banned#16
choc1969;3505081
:pirate:

by any chance are you logged on from a ship in Somalia?
#17
shauneco;3505048
Cute, I want one


don't feed after midnight
don't feed it Westerners food
don't let it watch MTV


;-)
#18
ODB_69;3505091
by any chance are you logged on from a ship in Somalia?



sssshhhhhhhh :whistling:
#19
ODB_69
just random the way you posted in a thread about an animal...made me laugh...

Its like the way you wouldnt ask 'Whats Bournemouth like for a day out' after someone posts about a murder in Bournemouth...just random...funny though

probs best to post a thread to be honest, more people will read it than they will if its in a different post

aha.. oke sorry.. but theres a connection though

anyway, if you insist. :)
I believe this is not the first time rare (or unidentified) animal is found in Indonesia. the most recent one is also a tiny creature (sea horse) http://www.aurumspace.com/ansicht-portfolio+F004-1-as003789.htm

or this: http://www.nudipixel.net/photo/00005052/
banned#20
ifyoudontask?;3505090
Think Billy Peltzer might have thought that when he saw Gizmo at first! :thumbsup:

http://wallpapers.boolsite.net/srv13/Images/Wallpapers/Cinema/Gremlins-Gizmo.jpg
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f170/Microwavablecat/Gremlin.gif
#21
I thought it looked like Salder actually :o :-D
banned#22
choc1969;3505092
don't feed after midnight
don't feed it Westerners food
don't let it watch MTV


;-)

http://lh3.google.com/pequenakid/R-LDs3PhFNI/AAAAAAAAALw/4wE-MEwPw8M/funny-pictures-gremlin-cat-screams_thumb[5]
#23
Awsome, i want my own gremlin and i want one now.
banned#24
foxymissroxy;3505120
I thought it looked like Salder actually :o :-D

HAHAHAHAHA :-D:w00t:
#25
my goodness what a wonderful world...who knows what else is out there unexplored.
#26
Indonesia is a trove of new species

They found a golden mantled tree kangaroo in 2005

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/afp/20060206/gallery/newmammal.jpg
banned#27
choc1969;3505330
Indonesia is a trove of new species

They found a golden mantled tree kangaroo in 2005

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/afp/20060206/gallery/newmammal.jpg


Looks like a Pokemon :?
#28
ODB_69
Looks like a Pokemon :?


He looks like the gay guy from eastenders.:p
#29
ifyoudontask?
He looks like the gay guy from eastenders.:p


Or james blunt.
banned#30
ifyoudontask?;3505353
He looks like the gay guy from eastenders.:p

The person or the Kangaroo? :prop:
#31
jellybaby22
o no..christian..he is gorgeous..how dare u say that.......
it looks like my mother in law though...no joke :?


Oh dear, you cant choose your family, or their pets! :oops:
#32
ODB_69
The person or the Kangaroo? :prop:


:-D Def the roo!
banned#33
Thinking of Roo's...anyone had a Kangaroo Burger from Walkabout? fricking gorgeous!
#34
Have had kangaroo steak a few times, really nice
#35
choc1969
Have had kangaroo steak a few times, really nice


poor skippy!
banned#36
choc1969;3505425
Have had kangaroo steak a few times, really nice


Yum!

acecatcher3;3505447
poor skippy!



Try it Luke...must be a Walkabout pub in Harrow...do a Kangaroo burger...gorgeous mate!
#37
acecatcher3;3505447
poor skippy!


are you a veggie ? :whistling:
#38
choc1969
are you a veggie ? :whistling:


nah and neither is my gay friend...hes prone to a bit of sausage.
#39
Dont feed it after midnight, dont get it wet and it hates bright light!! :p
#40
jellybaby22
o no..christian..he is gorgeous..how dare u say that.......
it looks like my mother in law though...no joke :?


ifyoudontask?
Oh dear, you cant choose your family, or their pets! :oops:


[QUOTE=jellybaby22]:lol: should have put EX mother in law..thankfully.....she had a face that could sour milk..and a personality to match.......
[QUOTE]

Oh well, it looks like you can choose your family then! hehe! :thumbsup:

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