One more real-life 'Yoda' found in Indonesia: New types of tarsiers discovered on Sulawesi island

Tarsiers, famous by their tremendous eyes, are discovered just on a few islands of Southeast Asia

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Tarsier fraterculus, the smallest living primate
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Two new types of tarsiers, little primates who may have motivated the Star Wars character Yoda, have been found in Indonesia, researchers declared in a review distributed Thursday.

Tarsiers, famous by their tremendous eyes, are discovered just on a few islands of Southeast Asia. Two new species live on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, which is rich in creature living no place else on Earth.

Reuters / Dylan Martinez: Yoda puppet is seen at the Star Wars Identities exhibition at the 02 in London Reuters / Dylan Martinez: Yoda puppet is seen at the Star Wars Identities exhibition at the 02 in London

With the discovery of the new species (Tarsius spectrumgurskyae and Tarsius supriatnai), the number of recognized species from Sulawesi and nearby islands has risen to 11, usatoday.com states.

Truth be told, Indonesia is the third-wealthiest nation on Earth as far as primate differing qualities, surpassed just by Brazil and Madagascar, co-founder Russ Mittermeier stated.

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