NICOBAR TREE SHREW/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus

NICOBAR TREE SHREW

NAME: NICOBAR TREE SHREW

DESCRIPTION: It is an unmarked reddish brown tree shrew, with paler under parts, snout, nape and limbs. It is very similar in the field to T. belangeri except that it is smaller, the tail is longer than the head and body, and females have one pair of mammae.

BEHAVIOUR: Nearly fully arboreal and diurnal, often feeds in foraging bird groups.

DISTRIBUTION: T.n. nicobarica is confined to the Greater Nicobar Island and T.n. surda to the Little Nicobar Island.

HABITAT: Low-lying littoral forests, tropical rainforests .

Size: HBL:13.5–19 cm

IUCN Status: Endangered

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