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Horsfield's treeshrew (Tupaia javanica), also called Javan treeshrew, is a treeshrew species within the Tupaiidae. It is endemic to the Indonesian islands of Sumatra, Bali, Java and Nias where it inhabits foremost primary forest.[1]

Horsfield's treeshrew
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Scientific classification
T. javanica
Binomial name
Tupaia javanica[2]
Horsfield, 1822
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Horsfield's treeshrew range

It was first described by Thomas Horsfield in 1822.[3] Several subspecies have been proposed based on variation in colourisation; however, colour is an unreliable distinguishing character.[4]


  1. ^ a b Cassola, F. (2016). "Tupaia javanica". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T41496A22280464. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T41496A22280464.en. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ Helgen, K.M. (2005). "Tupaia javanica". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 106. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  3. ^ Horsfield, T. (1824). Zoological researches in Java, and the neighbouring islands. Kingsbury, Parbury, & Allen.
  4. ^ Stone, R. D. (1995). Eurasian insectivores and tree shrews. IUCN. ISBN 2-8317-0062-0.

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