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Tupai: A Field Study of Bornean Treeshrews

Louise Emmons


Treeshrews suffer from chronic mistaken identity: they are not shrews, and most are not found in trees. These squirrel-sized, brownish mammals with large, dark, lashless eyes were at one time thought to be primates. Even though most scientists now believe them to belong in their own mammalian order, Scandentia, they are still thought to resemble some of the earliest mammals, which lived alongside the dinosaurs. This book describes the results of the first comparative study of the ecology of treeshrews in the wild, which the author conducted in the rainforests of Borneo as she tracked and obser ... More

Keywords: treeshrews, mistaken identity, lashless eyes, Scandentia, rainforests, Borneo, habitat, diet, nesting habits, home range

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780520222915
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520222915.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Louise Emmons, author