, genus Tarsius
) are a genus of primates
, previously classified as prosimians, but now classified as haplorhines, though still not considered to be monkeys. Tarsiers have enormous eyes and long feet. They are insectivorous
, and catch insects by jumping at them. They are named for the tarsus
, which is part of the foot. T. syrichta
is the Philippine or Mindanao tarsier.