order, contains a single family Tupaiidae, with 5 recent genera
and 16 species. These animals are found in forested areas of
eastern Asia from India and southwestern China eastward through
the Malay Peninsula to Borneo and the Philippines. This group
has been difficult to classify, sometimes being grouped with
the Macroscelididae or in suborders of the Insectivora.
external appearance, tree shrews resemble long-snouted squirrels.
They also tend to be diurnal, and some of their actions and
movements are comparable. They are swift runners, progressing
in a series of leaps. But they are also good climbers, seeking
their food in trees as well as on the ground. They have keen
senses of smell and hearing as well as good vision. Their diet
consists mainly of insects and fruits, and may also include