Tupaiidae

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Tupaiidae[1]
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Tupaia in West Java, Indonesia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Superorder: Euarchontoglires
Order: Scandentia
Family: Tupaiidae
Gray 1825
Genera

Anathana
Dendrogale
Tupaia
Urogale

Synonyms

Cladobatae
Cladobatidina
Cladobatida
Cladobatina
Glisoricina
Glisoricinae
Tupaina
Tupaiadae
Tupajidae
Tupayae
Tupayidae

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 Tupaiidae superficially resemble.

Taxonomy[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Helgen, K. M. (2005). "Family Tupaiidae". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 104. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.