Palawan treeshrew

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Palawan treeshrew[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Scandentia
Family: Tupaiidae
Genus: Tupaia
Species: T. palawanensis
Binomial name
Tupaia palawanensis
Thomas, 1894
Palawan Treeshrew area.png
Palawan treeshrew range

The Palawan treeshrew, Tupaia palawanensis, is a species of shrews sometimes considered a subspecies of T. glis. This genus originated in Philippines,[1] where on the Palawan Island it is found from sea level to 1,400 m above sea level.[1] The population tendency for this species is steady.[2] Also, native concentrations differ among similar areas.[2]

Habitat and ecology[edit]

This species occurs in jungles rich with fresh water and rivers.[1] It also can be found in agriculture or farming zones, for example, cashew and coconut farms, brushy regions, and logged-over areas.[1] No threats to this species are known.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e Helgen, K. M. (2005). "Tupaia palawanensis". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 107. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b c d Gonzalez, J. C., Widmann, P. & Heaney, L. (2008). Tupaia palawanensis. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 30 December 2008.