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SPECIES Tupaia belangeri

Author:Wagner, 1841.
Citation:Schreber’s Die Säugethiere, Suppl., 2: 42.
Common Name:Northern Treeshrew
Type Locality:Burma, Pegu, Siriam (near Yangon).
Distribution:S and SE Asia north of and including the Isthmus of Kra: Thailand, Burma, Bangladesh, far E India and Nepal, S China, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and associated coastal islands, including Hainan. Probably also Preparis Isl north of the Andaman Isls (Lyon, 1913:61).
Status:CITES – Appendix II; IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Often included in T. glis, but belangeri differs from glis in pelage coloration, mammae formula, and craniodental aspects. Toder et al (1992) and Hirai et al. (2002) discussed chromosomal differences between belangeri and glis, and Endo et al. (2000) reported their syntopic occurrence at Hat-Yai in S Thailand (south of the Isthmus of Kra). All forms north of this contact zone are referred here to T. belangeri. A careful revision of geographic variation within T. belangeri is needed; I have divided the named forms into belangeri and chinensis groups (which might be better recognized as closely-related parapatric species), but this simplistic arrangement no doubt masks a good deal of taxonomic complexity within these two groups. For additional discussion see Lyon (1913), Agrawal (1975), Lekagul and McNeely (1977), and Wang (1987).


SUBSPECIES belangeri

SUBSPECIES chinensis


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