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Tupaiidae

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The Tupaiidae are one of two families of treeshrews, the other family being Ptilocercidae. The family contains four genera and 19 species.[1] The family name derives from tupai, the Malay word for treeshrew and also for squirrel which the Tupaiidae superficially resemble.

Unlike shrews, they contain a fairly large brain for their size.

Taxonomy

References

  1. ^ a b Helgen, K.M. (2005). "Family Tupaiidae". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 104. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
Extant Scandentia (Treeshrews) species by family
TupaiidaeAnathana Dendrogale Tupaia Urogale PtilocercidaePtilocercus
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Tupaiidae: Brief Summary

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The Tupaiidae are one of two families of treeshrews, the other family being Ptilocercidae. The family contains four genera and 19 species. The family name derives from tupai, the Malay word for treeshrew and also for squirrel which the Tupaiidae superficially resemble.

Unlike shrews, they contain a fairly large brain for their size.

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