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Northern Smooth-Tailed Tree Shrew

Northern Smooth-Tailed Tree Shrew Range Map (SE Asia)
Northern Smooth-Tailed Tree Shrew Range Map (SE Asia)

Latin Name Dendrogale murina
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location S E Asia
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Main Characteristics

Northern Smooth-Tailed Tree Shrews have a slender build and a long tail. They have well developed senses of hearing, smell and vision.


Northern Smooth-Tailed Tree Shrews can be found in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam.


Northern Smooth-Tailed Tree Shrews are omnivores and they 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 in a nest. 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 Northern Smooth-Tailed Tree Shrew include:

Dendrogale murina murina
Dendrogale murina frenata

Interesting Facts

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

Similar Animals

Pen-Tailed Tree Shrew
Painted Tree Shrew
Palawan Tree Shrew
Northern Tree Shrew
Golden-Bellied Tree Shrew
Long-Footed Tree Shrew
Horsfield's Tree Shrew
Bornean Smooth-Tailed Tree Shrew


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