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SPECIES Tupaia chrysogaster

Author:Miller, 1903.
Citation:Smithson. Misc. Coll., 45: 58.
Common Name:Golden-bellied Treeshrew
Type Locality:N Pagai Isl, Mentawai Isls.
Distribution:N and S Pagai Isls, and Sipora (Mentawai Isls, Indonesia). Recorded erroneously from Nias by Lyon (1913:36, 39).
Status:CITES Appendix II; IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:A distinctive species readily distinguished from populations of T. glis by pelage coloration and mammae formula. Part of the distinctive endemic mammal fauna of the Mentawai Isls (see account of Leopoldamys siporanus). Does not include siberu and tephrura (from Siberut and the Batu Isls, respectively), synonyms of T. glis.
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