Nicobar treeshrew

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Nicobar treeshrew
Nicobar Treeshrew (Tupaia nicobarica nicobarica).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Scandentia
Family: Tupaiidae
Genus: Tupaia
Species: T. nicobarica
Binomial name
Tupaia nicobarica[2]
(Zelebor, 1868)
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Nicobar treeshrew range

The Nicobar treeshrew (Tupaia nicobarica) is a treeshrew species within the Tupaiidae.[2] It is endemic to the Nicobar Islands where it inhabits the islands' rain forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.[1]

The Nicobar treeshrew was first described by Johann Zelebor in 1868.[3]


  1. ^ a b Saha, S. S.; Bhatta, T. (2008). "Tupaia nicobarica". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 
  2. ^ a b Helgen, K.M. (2005). "Tupaia nicobarica". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 108. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  3. ^ Zelebor, J. (1868). Cladobates Nicobaricus. In: Reise der österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde. Zoologischer Theil, Band 1 Säugethiere. Wien: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften. Pp. 17–19.

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