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Related to Tupaiidae: Tarsiidae, Daubentoniidae, Cynocephalidae
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Noun1.Tupaiidae - tree shrewsTupaiidae - tree shrews; in some classifications tree shrews are considered prosimian primates
mammal family - a family of mammals
order Scandentia, 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)
genus Tupaia, Tupaia - the type genus of the Tupaia: chief genus of tree shrews
tree shrew - insectivorous arboreal mammal of southeast Asia that resembles a squirrel with large eyes and long sharp snout
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exulans rat 3 (6.7) Sciuridae Menetes berdmorei squirrel 8 (17.8) Tupaiidae Tupaia glis shrew 2 (4.4) All 45 No.
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.
berdmorei 6 4 (66.6) Viverridae, Herpestes javanicus 1 1 (100.0) Sciuridae, Menetes berdmorei 2 2 (100.0) Tupaiidae, Tupaia glis 1 1 (100.0) Total 55 45 (81.8) No.