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Common Treeshrew

The Common Treeshrew, Tupaia glis, is a small mammal in the family
Tupaiidae. It is distributed throughout Southeast Asia. It is found in the lowland rainforests of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and nearby islands. Widespread throughout its habitat range, the Common Treeshrew is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

The body length averages between 6.3 and 8.3 inches and the weight is around 6.7 ounces. Upper parts are various colors of olive, reddish brown, grayish or black. Under parts are whiter. Its long tail is covered with hairs which almost reach the length of the body. The paws are bare with sharp nails, and there is a naked patch of skin above its long nose. Both sexes are similar.

A diurnal and terrestrial animal, the Common Treeshrew is active during daytime and spending most of its times looking for foods on the ground. The diet consists mainly of insects, fruits, leaves and other vegetation matters. It nests in hollow trees.

Common Treeshrew


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