Northern Treeshrew


The Northern Treeshrew (Tupaia belangeri) is a Treeshrew species native to Southeast Asia. This species has a rather large natural range across south-eastern Asia, stretching from India and southwestern China to Malaysia, Borneo, and the Philippines. The Northern treeshrews generally occupy moist, tropical, and subtropical forests, although they can also occur in scrublands as well as oil palm and coconut plantations. Northern Treeshrews have grayish, olive fur. These animals are diurnal and territorial, marking their spots using a scent gland located in the abdomen and chin. They are sometimes arboreal but are most often found on or near the ground level. During dry months when the leaf litter dries up and reduces the amount of prey available on the ground, they are found more frequently in the trees.



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