Scandentia


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Noun1.Scandentia - a small order comprising only the tree shrews: in some classifications tree shrews are considered either primates (and included in the suborder Prosimii) or true insectivores (and included in the order Insectivora)
animal order - the order of animals
Eutheria, subclass Eutheria - all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
family Tupaiidae, Tupaiidae - tree shrews; in some classifications tree shrews are considered prosimian primates
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The tree shrew, Tupaia belangeri, which belongs to the Tupaiidae of Scandentia and is found primarily in China, Vietnam and Burma, attracted the attention of biomedical researchers when it was initially thought to be the only non-primate that could be infected by hepatitis virus.
Here we use the concept prey mammals as any terrestrial species, excluding the Australian ones, not belonging to the order Carnivora (Orders Didelphimorphia, Paucituberculata, Microbiotheria, Tubulidentata, Macroscelidea, Hyracoidea, Proboscidea, Xenarthra, Scandentia, Dermoptera, Primates, Rodentia, Lagomorpha, Insectivora, Pholidota, Perissodactyla, and Artiodactyla).
Coccidia (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) in the primates and the Scandentia.