Pygmy treeshrew

One of the largest members of his family, showing adaptability to habitat loss

David Raju

Also known as the Lesser Treeshrew, is a small mammal found in Southeast Asia. They are part of the treeshrew family, Tupaiidae, and are known for their small size and agile movement. Pygmy Treeshrews have a varied diet, consisting of insects, fruit, and other small animals.

They are important in the ecosystem, playing a role in controlling insect populations and spreading seeds. These mammals are typically solitary and active during the day. They are able to run quickly along tree branches and have been known to jump up to two meters between trees. Although they are not currently considered threatened, habitat loss due to deforestation and other human activities is a concern for their populations.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Brunei
2016
Indonesia
2016
Malaysia
2016
Thailand
2016

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic / Monomorphic (size)

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No