Scandentia are small mammals that are found in tropical and subtropical regions of Asia and Africa. They have long, slender bodies with short limbs and a long tail. They have a pointed snout and small eyes. They are omnivorous, feeding on fruits, insects, and small vertebrates. Scandentia live in trees and are excellent climbers. They have a lifespan of up to 10 years and their current population is stable.
Name Origin: Scandentia is a taxonomic order of mammals that includes tree shrews. The name Scandentia is derived from the Latin word scandere, which means "to climb". This is in reference to the tree shrews' ability to climb trees and other structures.
Related Species: Tupaia belangeri, Tupaia glis, Tupaia minor, Tupaia palawanensis, Tupaia tana, Tupaia theresa, Tupaia chinensis, Tupaia nicobarica, Tupaia dorsalis, Tupaia javanica, Tupaia montana, Tupaia nicobarica, Tupaia picturata, Tupaia splendens