Common Treeshrew Skull Replica


The Tree Shrew is not a true shrew, but is one of 16 species found in the order Scandentia. Found in eastern and southeastern Asia, these small diurnal mammals feed on a variety of fruits and insects.


Common Treeshrew Skull Replica measures 1.9 inches. Common Treeshrew Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Cast of an original California Academy of Sciences specimen. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

The Common Treeshrew Skull or Tupaia glis is an adult skull replica. Tupaia glis is a small mammal in the treeshrew family Tupaiidae. The average body length is between 16 to 21 cm.

The Common Treeshrew or Tupaia glis is one of the largest among treeshrews. Average body length is between 6.3 and 8.3 in., and average weight is around 190 g, with varying colors of reddish brown, greyish or black upper parts and whitish belly.

Its long, bushy tail is dark greyish-brown and almost reaches the length of the body. The paws are bare with sharp nails, and with a naked patch of skin above its long nose. Both sexes of the Treeshrew or Tupaia glis usually has a white, pale stripe on each shoulder.

Common Treeshrews or Tupaia glis are active during the day, and forage for food alone or in pairs, mainly on the ground, among shrubs and tree holes. They feed on fruits, seeds, leaves, and insects, especially ants and spiders. They are also reported to catch lizards.

They are very agile in climbing both large vertical tree trunks and bushes, and occasionally jump from stems of a young tree to that of another as much as 24 in. away. Their climbing is concentrated in lower heights.

Common Treeshrews or Tupaia glis occur south of southern Thailand through mainland Malaysia and adjacent coastal islands to Singapore. They inhabit protected areas, including the Pasoh Forest Reserve on the Malay Peninsula and Krau Wildlife Reserve.

In Indonesia, they are found on the islands of Siberut, Batu, Sumatra, Java, Bangka, Riau, Lingga and Anambas.

Usually they are found in primary dipterocarp forest, but are tolerant to some degree of habitat modification. They have also been recorded from secondary forest, plantations, fruit orchards, and trees near housing areas.

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Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 1.9 in
Common Treeshrew Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Scandentia
Family: Tupaiidae
Genus: Tupaia
Species: T. glis
Binomial name: Tupaia glis
Conservation status: Least concern