The family Tarsiidae is comprised of eight tarsier species of small arboreal primates. Native to southeast Asia, tarsiers are nocturnal insectivores. The eyes of the tarsier are huge, allowing for better night vision. They catch prey by jumping and pouncing. In addition to insects, they are also known to prey on small vertebrates, such as birds, snakes, lizards, and bats. The name tarsier comes from their elongated tarsus foot bone.
ITEMS in the Family: Tarsiidae