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Painted Tree Shrew

Painted Tree Shrew Range Map (Borneo, Asia)
Painted Tree Shrew Range Map (Borneo, Asia)





Latin Name Tupaia picta
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location Borneo, Asia
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Main Characteristics

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

Habitat


Painted Tree Shrews are endemic to Borneo, Asia.

Diet

Painted Tree Shrews mainly feed on insects and fruits.

Breeding

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

Subspecies of the Painted Tree Shrew are:

Tupaia picta fuscior
Tupaia picta picta

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.

The main threat to the Painted Tree Shrew is habitat loss.

Similar Animals

Pygmy Tree Shrew
Common Tree Shrew
Indian Tree Shrew
Northern Tree Shrew
Striped Tree Shrew
Ruddy Tree Shrew
Large Tree Shrew
Pen-Tailed Tree Shrew

 


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