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Calamian Tree Shrew

Calamian Tree Shrew Range Map (Philippines)
Calamian Tree Shrew Range Map (Philippines)

Latin Name Tupaia Moellendorffi
Conservation Status Data Deficient
Location Philippines
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Main Characteristics

Calamian Tree Shrews have a slender build and a long tail. They have well developed senses of hearing, smell and vision.


Calamian Tree Shrews are endemic to the Calamian Islands of the Philippines.


Calamian Tree Shrews feed on a variety of insects, small vertebrates, fruit and seeds.


After a gestation period of approximately 50 days, a litter of 3 - 4 young are born. At birth the young are blind and hairless, but they are able to leave the nest when they are a month old.

Tree Shrews reach sexual maturity at around 4 months old and they generally breed throughout the year with no defined breeding season.


Subspecies of the Calamian Tree Shrew are:

Tupaia moellendorffi busuangae
Tupaia moellendorffi cuyonis
Tupaia moellendorffi moellendorffi

Interesting Facts

Tree Shrews have the highest brain to body mass ratio of any animal, even higher than humans.

Tupaia comes from the Malay word "tupai" which means squirrel.

Similar Animals

Slender Tree Shrew
Common Tree Shrew
Ruddy Tree Shrew
Northern Tree Shrew
Horsfield's Tree Shrew
Mindanao Tree Shrew
Palawan Tree Shrew
Indian Tree Shrew


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