Palawan treeshrew

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Palawan treeshrew[1]
Scientific classification
T. palawanensis
Binomial name
Tupaia palawanensis
Thomas, 1894
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Palawan treeshrew range

The Palawan treeshrew (Tupaia palawanensis) is a treeshrew species endemic to the Palawan Island, Philippines, where it occurs from sea level to an elevation of 1,400 m (4,600 ft). The population is considered steady.[2]

Formerly, it was considered a subspecies of the common treeshrew.[1]

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 Helgen, K.M. (2005). "Tupaia palawanensis". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 107. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ a b c Gonzalez, J. C.; Widmann, P. & Heaney, L. (2016). "Tupaia palawanensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature.