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- 2000Data Deficient (DD)
- 1996Data Deficient (DD)
First-hand reports of conditions on Pulau Peleng are scant, but by analogy with other areas of Sulawesi, it should likely expect a continuing pattern of encroachment into tarsier habitat, leading to a decrease in the area of occupancy, quality of habitat, number of tarsier populations and mature individuals (M. Shekelle pers. comm.). Other threats may include illegal logging, agricultural pesticides, and predation by domestic animals (dogs and cats).
The Peleng tarsier (Tarsius pelengensis), or the Peleng Island tarsier, is a nocturnal primate found on Peleng Island, Indonesia. This tarsier can turn is head 180 degrees, much like an owl, because its eyes are fixed in their sockets.
- Groves, C. P. (2005). In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 127–128. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4.
- Shekelle, M., Salim, A., Groves, C. P. & Indrawan, M. (2008). Tarsius pelengensis. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 1 January 2009.
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