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A treeshrew is a small mammal from the tropical forests of Southeast Asia. They make up the families Tupaiidae and Ptilocercidae and all of order Scandentia. There are 20 species in 5 genera.

Treeshrews
Temporal range: Palaeocene recent - present
Anathana ellioti.jpg
Madras Treeshrew (Anathana ellioti)
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Scandentia

Wagner, 1855
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Although called treeshrews, they are not true shrews (although they were previously classified in the Insectivora), and are not all arboreal. Among other things, they eat Rafflesia fruit.