Dendrogale melanura (Thomas, 1892), Sarawak, Malaysia. OTHER COMMON NAMES
German: Bergspitzhornchen; Spanish: Tupaya de Borneo. PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Head and body length 5 in (13 cm); tail length 4.5 in (11 cm); body mass 1.5 oz (43 g). Small-bodied. Dark brown fur dor-sally and pale buff ventrally. Short snout; ear flaps large. Prominent orange-brown rings around eyes. Weakly marked facial streaks present on either side of the face, extending from the snout to the ear. No shoulder stripes present. Claws notably sharp. Tail covered with fine smooth hair and darkening towards the tip.
Evergreen tropical rainforests. BEHAVIOR
Diurnal and predominantly arboreal. FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Little studied in the wild. Seems to feed predominantly on insects.
Monogamous. Females have one pair of teats. No other specific information on reproduction available.
Listed as Vulnerable.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS None known. ♦
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