Species Presentation Student Example

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Jessica Period 7
Classification
Name: Tarsius syrichta
 Kingdom: Animalia
 Phylum: Chordata
 Class: Mammalia
 Order: Primates
 Family: Tarsiidae
 Genus: Tarsius
 Species: syrichta
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Description
Gray-brown fur
 Long, mostly hairless tail
 Huge eyes
 Sharp teeth
 Long ankle bones
 Very small-can fit in palm of hand
 nocturnal
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Species Range
Philippine Islands
 Tropical Rainforests
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Red
Tropical Rainforests Grassland
Biome of Tarsiers
Our Biome
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93-68°F
50-260 in. rain
Trees over 100 ft. tall, smooth and thin
bark
70% of plants are trees
Lots and lots of different species
Leaves on plants are bigger, especially
in shorter plants, to help absorb more
sun
Many animals have diets heavy in fruit
Insects make up the largest group of
animals in a rainforest
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10-30 inches precipitation
-40—70° F
Lots of different grasses and flowers.
Variety of birds
Animal life includes wolfs, wild turkeys,
geese, bison, prairie chickens
Variety of insects
Less diverse than rainforest
Not many trees
Soil more fertile
Most land converted into farming land
How does your organism get its
energy?
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Heterotroph
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Hunts at night (nocturnal)
Eats mostly insects like beetles,
cockroaches, crickets and spiders
 Occasionally will eat small lizards, birds
and bats
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Only primate that is completely carnivorous
Food Chain
grass and leaves
spider
owl
cricket
tarsier
Food Web
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A web shows multiple pathways energy might travel
whereas a chain only shows one possible path
Owl
tarsier
snakes
Spider
mice
cricket
Grass and
leaves
cockroaches
Energy Pyramid
Tertiary consumerstop predators. Owls
Secondary consumers-eat primary
consumers. Tarsiers
Primary Consumers-eat only producers.
crickets
Producers-make their own energy. Grass
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A pyramid is used to show
that energy is lost between
consumer groups. The
reason energy is lost is
because the organisms use
energy for things like cellular
respiration, digestion, and
overall surviving. Only about
10% of energy moves from
one level to the next—90%
is used and released as
heat.
Conservation Status
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ENDANGERED
 Deforestation of Rainforests-no where to live
 Hunters and trappers
 Popular as pets, but don’t live long in
captivity
○ Captivity can be so traumatizing that tarsiers
will beat their heads against their cages and
kill themselves
Similar/Related Species
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There are many species of
tarsiers
 Differences exist in
geographical location, size, tail
length, and amount of hair on
the tail among other factors
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Related to Tarsius bancanus
 Another kind of tarsier
 Slightly smaller than Philippine
tarsier
 Found in Melay archipelago,
Sumatra, and Borneo
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Unlike species found in
South Dakota
K Strategist
The tarsier will only have one baby at a time
The mother cares for the child (feeds it, keeps it safe) until
it is able to function on its own
 The tarsier lives in a stable environment and lives for a
relatively long time (roughly 10-15 yrs.)
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Density independent factors
 A tsunami hits the Philippine Islands and kills many tarsiers
 A wild fire destroys tarsier habitat and kills some tarsiers
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Density dependent factors
 Amount of insects and other food available
 Amount of predators that hunt the tarsier
○ An increase in population density of tarsiers will lead to an
increase in owls, which will decrease the number of tarsiers
Survivorship Curve
Type I
 This means that the death rate is low
among young tarsiers but increases
once the tarsier is older.
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Percent surviving
Relative age
Cool Facts
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Can rotate their heads 180° in both
directions
 That means it can pretty much turn its head
in a full circle
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Baby tarsiers can climb two days after
being born and jump after four
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It’s estimated that the species is 45
million years old
Resources/Works Cited
http://www.bohol.ph/article15.html
 http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/factsheets/en
try/tarsier
 http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/world_
biomes.htm
 http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/si
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