Horsfield's treeshrew

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Horsfield's treeshrew[1]
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Scandentia
Family: Tupaiidae
Genus: Tupaia
Species: T. javanica
Binomial name
Tupaia javanica
Horsfield, 1822
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Horsfield's treeshrew range

Horsfield's treeshrew or Javan treeshrew (Tupaia javanica) is a treeshrew species of the Tupaiidae family. It is endemic to Indonesia.[2]

First described by Thomas Horsfield in 1822, the habitat requirements of Horsfield's treeshrew are still undocumented. The species can be found on several Indonesian islands: Bali, Java, West Sumatra, and Nias. Several subspecies have been proposed based on variation in colourisation; however, colour is an unreliable distinguishing character.[3]


  1. ^ Helgen, K. M. (2005). "Tupaia javanica". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 106. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Han, K. H. & Maharadatunkamsi, D. (2008). Tupaia javanica. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 30 December 2008.
  3. ^ Stone, R. D. (1995). Eurasian insectivores and tree shrews. IUCN. ISBN 2-8317-0062-0. 

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