Painted treeshrew

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Painted treeshrew[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Scandentia
Family: Tupaiidae
Genus: Tupaia
Species: T. picta
Binomial name
Tupaia picta
Thomas, 1892
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Painted treeshrew range

The painted treeshrew (Tupaia picta) is a treeshrew species of the Tupaiidae family.[1] It is endemic to Borneo and inhabits the forested lowlands of Brunei, Kalimantan, and Sarawak.[2] Its diet consists mainly of fruits and insects.

The first specimen was described by Oldfield Thomas and was part of a zoological collection from northern Borneo obtained by the British Museum of Natural History.[3]


  1. ^ a b Helgen, K. M. (2005). "Tupaia picta". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 108. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Han, K. H., Stuebing, R. (2008). "Tupaia picta". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 
  3. ^ Thomas, O. (1892). On some new Mammalia from the East-Indian Archipelago. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History 6 (9): 250–254.