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Horsfield's treeshrew (Tupaia javanica)

Tupai jawa or Javan treeshrew or Horsfield's treeshrew (Tupaia javanica) is small mammal species in Tupaiidae, diurnal, omnivorous tend to be carnivorous, slim small, head and body length of about 15 cm and tail length of about 18 cm or 120% of accumulation head and body.

T. javanica has yellow-brown gray hair color with blackish spots. Around the eyes and shoulders have a whitish yellow, the sides of the abdomen and under the feet are yellowish to whitish.

Dlium Horsfield's treeshrew (Tupaia javanica)

Long snout, big black eyes, long tail and widening but not thick, yellow brown with black spots. Horsfield's treeshrew has similarities and is difficult to distinguish with Sciuridae which have almost the same size and color in overlapping ecological niches.

Tupai jawa lives in open forests and plantations, especially in places with many small trees, active during the day especially in the morning. They are shy and stay away when they see humans.

They like to find food in small trees or shrubs open or half open, especially various insects and fruits. It might also eat other small animals. Often also visit dead trees to look for insects under the dry bark.

Javan treeshrew make nests by gathering wood sticks and grass in crevices of rocks or in tree cavities. They use a pair of front legs to select and eat food while standing on both hind legs.



T. javanica is a cold-blooded animal in which fast and agile movements are carried out to obtain heat. Their bodies lose heat quickly or get cold quickly. They will circle and wrap their thick hairy tails to keep warm during sleep.

Climbs trees very quickly and is adept at running while walking on tree branches at high speed without falling using sharp and very tight fingernails to grip the foot.

They like to move places quickly and move their long tails to attract a partner. The habit of mating starts with a ritual chase to find a partner. They ran very fast from branch to branch.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Scandentia
Family: Tupaiidae
Genus: Tupaia
Species: T. javanica

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