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The Only Animal That Commits Suicide by Okpara111: 8:37pm On Jun 01
To find out every information about how and why they commit suicide, click on this link: https://environmentgo.com/endangered-species-in-the-philippines/

Tarsiers are small monkey-like primates that live and can be found only in the Philippines, they don't grow beyond 11 cm in length, yet they are so sensitive that they can commit suicide when stressed, this is one of their attributes that makes people stunned. This is also the reason why so many people want to see this animal and what it looks like and also know the reason why they have this awkward behaviour.

Tarsiers are one of the endangered species in the Philippines and are the world’s second-smallest primates. These animals were killed, sold, and kept as pets in large numbers before the establishment of proclamation No. 1030 which declared them specially protected faunal species on the 23 of June 1997.

This proclamation was made by Philippines former president Fidel Ramos V. and he also created the Tarsier sanctuary for their protection and these actions kept them off the list of critically endangered species in the Philippines.

Tarsiers are haplorrhine primates of the family Tarsiidae, which is itself the lone extant family within the infra-order Tarsiiformes. Although the group was once more widespread, all of its species living today are found in the islands of Southeast Asia, specifically the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei.

Tarsier image inside Philippine National Museum of Natural History
They are found primarily in forested habitats, especially forests that have liana since they give them vertical support when climbing trees.
Fossils of tarsiiform primates are found in Asia, Europe, and North America, with disputed fossils from Africa, but extant tarsiers are restricted to several Southeast Asian islands in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia. The fossil record indicates that their dentition has not changed much, except in size, in the past 45 million years.

Within the family Tarsiidae, there are two extinct genera, Xanthorhysis and Afrotarsius. However, the placement of Afrotarsius is not certain, and it is sometimes listed in its own family, Afrotarsiidae, within the infra-order Tarsiiformes, or considered an anthropoid primate.

So far, four fossil species of tarsiers are known from the fossil record:

Tarsius is known from the Middle Eocene in China.
Hesperotarsius lived during the Early Miocene in northwestern Thailand.
Hesperotarsius synthesis lived during the Miocene in Pakistan.
Tarsius lived during the Middle Miocene in northern Thailand.
The genus Tarsius has a long fossil record than any other primate genus, but the assignment of the Eocene and Miocene fossils to the genus is questionable.

In 2014, scientists from the University of the Philippines (Diliman Campus) – Institute of Biology in partnership with the University of Kansas have discovered a distinct genus of Philippine tarsier. The genetically distinct populations are found in the Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, and probably Siargao Islands in Mindanao Island's northeast portion. Isolation is the key to the population's distinctiveness. Prior to the study, scientists generally accepted three subspecies of Philippine tarsier: the large island of Mindanao contained one subspecies, Tarsius syrichta carbon; while the islands of Samar and Leyte sported another, Tarsius; and Bohol held the third, Tarsius syrichta. They are the only animal that Commits Suicide

However, the new genetic research found the relationships among the Philippine tarsier populations were even messier. Looking at mitochondrial and nuclear DNA, Brown's team uncovered three different evolutionary lineages: one lineage of tarsier makes their home on Bohol, Samar, and Leyte Islands (putting two presently accepted Philippine tarsier subspecies into a single subspecies); another has conquered the vast majority of Mindanao; while a long-cryptic branch has evolved in northeastern Mindanao and Dinagat Island (the new subspecies). For the purposes of the paper, the scientists refer to this as the Dinagat-Caraga tarsier. Rafe Brown of the University of Kansas' Biodiversity Institute, and author of the study, also said that through a more keen study, the only current Philippine tarsier species, Carlito, could be split into three distinct full species in the future.
Tarsiers remain the only animal that commits suicide

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Re: The Only Animal That Commits Suicide by Bigredmachine: 9:16pm On Jun 01
God is great... i will forever reverence his holy name... his creations are just so mind blowing...

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Re: The Only Animal That Commits Suicide by extralargehead(m): 9:41pm On Jun 01
Ikiri na the name of this animal.
The thing Full for Imo state ,if na lie ask our former governor

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Re: The Only Animal That Commits Suicide by Okpara111: 11:03pm On Jun 01
God is great... i will forever reverence his holy name... his creations are just so mind blowing... from humans (Buhari) - plants - animals (cows) shocked cool
yes, indeed.
Re: The Only Animal That Commits Suicide by Okpara111: 11:04pm On Jun 01
Ikiri na the name of this animal.
The thing Full for Imo state ,if na lie ask our former governor
They are not same, this animal is only found in the Philippines.

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