- Title Pages
- Foreword <i>Harry W. Greene</i>
- Chapter 1 <i>Tupai:</i> an Introduction
- Chapter 2 The Study Species
- Chapter 3 The Milieu: Field Study Sites and Habitats
- Chapter 4 Treeshrews in Their Habitat
- Chapter 5 Diet and Foraging Behavior
- Chapter 6 Nesting Behavior
- Chapter 7 Activity Patterns
- Chapter 8 Use of Space
- Chapter 9 Social Organization
- Chapter 10 Life History
- Chapter 11 Predation, Predators, and Alarm Behaviors
- Chapter 12 Synthesis
- Appendix I Methods
- Appendix II Fruit Species Collected at Danum Valley
- Appendix III Mammal Species Found on the Study Plots
- Appendix IV Invertebrates in Treeshrew Diets
- Appendix V Consumers of Fruit Species
- Appendix VI Response of Murid Rodents to the Masting Phenomenon of 1990–1991
The Study Species
The Study Species
- (p.7) Chapter 2 The Study Species
Louise H. Emmons
- University of California Press
This chapter reviews selected aspects of the anatomy and physiology of treeshrews that are especially pertinent to their ecology. It suggests that the teeth and digestive tracts of treeshrews are similar to those of many other insectivorous mammals, and that they possess a number of both primitive and more derived features. The chapter describes the sensory skills of treeshrews and argues that their body size may have tight ecological constraints. It also reflects on treeshrews' social behavior.
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