New variety of tarsier discovered in Dinagat Island, Philippines

Main report: Conservation of Philippine tarsier gets boost from Kansas, along with genetic proof of a new variety
(Kansas University Biodiversity Institute)
Other Reporting: Philstar, ScienceNews, Examiner
Scientific Paper: PLoS ONE   
Categories: Mammals | New Species
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International biologists have confirmed the discovery of a new species of Tarsier on the island of Dinagat in Mindanao 25 years after a Filipino biologist first saw the possibility of there being a distinct species. ““Previously tarsiers were one species, divided into three named subspecies,” study author Rafe Brown said. “Our data disagree with that subspecies arrangement and instead demonstrate that the Philippine tarsiers are divided into three genetic units”.

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