tarsier
noun Etymology: French, from tarse tarsus, from New Latin tarsus Date: circa 1774 any of a genus (Tarsius of the family Tarsiidae) of small chiefly nocturnal and arboreal carnivorous primates of the Malay Archipelago that have large round eyes, long legs, and a long nearly hairless tail

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  • tarsier — [ tarsje ] n. m. • 1765; de tarse ♦ Zool. Petit mammifère prosimien, nocturne et arboricole, à la face aplatie. ● tarsier nom masculin (de tarse) Mammifère prosimien nocturne. (Les tarsiers sont de petits primates, arboricoles, à face aplatie,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Tarsier — Tar si*er, n. [Cf. F. tarsier.] See {Tarsius}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tarsier — TARSIÉR s. m. mamifer lemurian din Malaysia, nocturn, de mărimea unui şobolan, cu ochii foarte mari, care se hrăneşte cu şopârle şi insecte. (< fr. tarsier) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • tarsier — tàrsiēr m <G tarsiéra> DEFINICIJA zool. maleni polumajmun velikih očiju; živi u JI Aziji ETIMOLOGIJA fr. tarsier ≃ tarse: nožni splet …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Tarsier — (Tarser, Tarsius), Affe, so v.w. Fußthier …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • tarsier — [tär′sē ər] n. [Fr, so named by BUFFON Comte de < tarse, TARSUS, from the foot structure] any of a family (Tarsiidae) of small primates of the East Indies and the Philippines, with very large, gogglelike eyes, and a long, tufted tail: tarsiers …   English World dictionary

  • Tarsier — Taxobox name = Tarsiers image caption= Philippine Tarsier ( Tarsius syrichta ) regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Primates subordo = Haplorrhini infraordo = Tarsiiformes infraordo authority = Gregory, 1915 familia =… …   Wikipedia

  • Tarsier — Tarsius Tarsiidae …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Tarsier — Koboldmakis Sulawesi Koboldmaki (Tarsius tarsier) Systematik Überordnung: Euarchontoglires …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tarsier — /tahr see euhr, see ay /, n. a small, arboreal, nocturnal primate of the genus Tarsius, of Indonesia and the Philippines, having a long thin tail, very large immobile eyes, and prominent pads on the fingers and toes: all populations are dwindling …   Universalium

  • tarsier — Tarsius Tar si*us, n. [NL. See {Tarsus}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of nocturnal lemurine mammals having very large eyes and ears, a long tail, and very long proximal tarsal bones; called also {malmag}, {spectral lemur}, {podji}, and {tarsier}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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