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Painted treeshrew

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Mammalia
Family  Tupaiidae
Scientific name  Tupaia picta
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Scandentia
Genus  Tupaia
Rank  Species
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Similar  Striped treeshrew, Slender treeshrew, Ruddy treeshrew, Bornean smooth‑tailed treeshrew, Long‑footed treeshrew

The painted treeshrew (Tupaia picta) is a treeshrew species of the family Tupaiidae. It is endemic to Borneo and inhabits the forested lowlands of Brunei, Kalimantan, and Sarawak. Its diet consists mainly of fruits and insects.

The first specimen was described by Oldfield Thomas and was part of a zoological collection from northern Borneo obtained by the British Museum of Natural History.

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Painted treeshrew Wikipedia


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