Tarsius bancanus ssp. bancanus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Tarsius bancanus ssp. bancanus
Species Authority: Horsfield, 1821
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Horsfield's Tarsier, Western Tarsier

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A2cd ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Shekelle, M. & Yustian, I.
Reviewer(s): Mittermeier, R.A., Rylands, A.B. (Primate Red List Authority) & Hoffmann, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Over the last 20 years, at least 50% of the habitat has been lost, qualifying this species as Endangered where population reduction is inferred based on habitat loss. Levels of exploitation for the pet trade are relatively high for this subspecies and further research may indicate this subspecies as Critically Endangered based on overexploitation. Further research is needed (taxonomic, threat and ecologic) in order to further assess this species.

Geographic Range [top]

Indonesia (Sumatera)
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Shekelle, M. & Yustian, I. 2008. Tarsius bancanus ssp. bancanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 March 2015.
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