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After Olsen, Sargis, and Martin 2005 and Sargis 2004.
Containing group: Scandentia


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Corbert, G. B. and J. E. Hill. 1992. The Mammals of the Indomalayan Region: A Systematic Review. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Emmons, L. H., 2000. Tupai: A Field Study of Bornean Treeshrews. University of California Press, Berkeley.

Han, K. H., F. H. Sheldon, and R. B. Stuebing. 2000. Interspecific relationships and biogeography of some Bornean tree shrews (Tupaiidae : Tupaia), based on DNA hybridization and morphometric comparisons. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 70:1-14.

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Olson, L. E., E. J. Sargis, and R. D. Martin. 2004. Phylogenetic relationships among treeshrews (Scandentia): a review and critique of the morphological evidence. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 11:49?71.

Olson, L. E., E. J. Sargis, and R. D. Martin. 2005. Intraordinal phylogenetics of treeshrews (Mammalia: Scandentia) based on evidence from the mitochondrial 12S rRNA gene. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 35:656-673.

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Scientific Name Tupaia splendidula
Creator Chromolithograph by Joseph Wolf (1865)
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