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Scandentia

(Order)

Overview

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A Order in the Kingdom Animalia.

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Taxonomy

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The Order Scandentia is a member of the Series Amniota. Here is the complete "parentage" of Scandentia:

The Order Scandentia is further organized into finer groupings including:

Families

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Ptilocercidae

The pen-tailed treeshrew (Ptilocercus lowii) is a species of treeshrew in the Ptilocercidae family. It is found in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. It is the only species in the genus Ptilocercus and the family Ptilocercidae. All other treeshrews are in the family Tupaiidae. [more]

Tupaiidae

Tupaiidae is one of two families of treeshrews, the other family being Ptilocercidae. It contains 4 genera and 19 species. The family name derives from "tupai", the Malay word for treeshrew and also for squirrel (which Tupaiidae superficially resemble). [more]

At least 64 species and subspecies belong to the Family Tupaiidae.

More info about the Family Tupaiidae may be found here.

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Last Revised: August 25, 2014
2014/08/25 15:19:52