Tiny New 'Forest Goblins' Discovered, Look Like Yoda

National Geographic

The newly named critters, Tarsius spectrumgurskyae and T. supriatnai, bring the total number of tarsier species on Sulawesi to 11. 

The animals, found in the island's northeastern forests, were named for conservation biologist Jatna Supriatna and tarsier expert Sharon Gursky, a primatologist at Texas A&M University.

“They look almost identical, but their calls are very different,” says study leader Myron Shekelle, a primatologist at Western Washington University, whose team confirmed the discovery with DNA analysis of 10 previously collected specimens.

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