Tarsier Genome Assembly Helps Explain Evolutionary History of Primates | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new tarsier genome assembly places the Southeast Asian primate within the anthropoidea lineage, which also includes monkeys, apes, and humans.

The nocturnal, carnivorous, and arboreal primate is small, with long fingers and legs as well as bulging eyes. It sits at a key node of primate phylogeny and shares certain features, like an unfused lower jaw, with one branch of primates and the lack of a wet nose with another.

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