Resources

Books

Butler, Percy M. "The Problem of Insectivore Classification." In Studies in Vertebrate Evolution, edited by Kenneth A. Joysey and Timothy S. Kemp, 253-265. Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1972.

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

Le Gros Clark, Wilfred E. The Antecedents of Man. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1971.

Luckett, W. Patrick. Comparative Biology and Evolutionary Relationships of Tree Shrews. New York: Plenum Press, 1980.

Martin, Robert D. Primate Origins and Evolution: A Phylogenetic Reconstruction. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1990.

Wilson, Don E. "Order Scandentia." In Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, edited by Don E. Wilson and DeeAnn M. Reeder. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993, 131-133.

Periodicals

Campbell, C., and G. Boyd. "On the Phyletic Relationships of the Tree Shrews." Mammal Review 4 (1974): 125-143.

D'Souza, Frances, and Robert D. Martin. "Maternal Behaviour and the Effects of Stress in Tree Shrews." Nature (London) 251 (1974): 309-311.

Emmons, Louise H. "Frugivory in Tree Shrews (Tupaia)." American Naturalist 138 (1991): 642-649.

Emmons, Louise H., and Alim Biun. "Malaysian Treeshrews: Maternal Behavior of a Wild Tree Shrew, Tupaia tana, in Sabah." National Geographic Research 7 (1991): 70-81.

Hill, John P. "On the Placentation of Tupaia." Journal of Zoology (London) 146 (1965): 278-304.

Kawamichi, Takeo, and Mieko Kawamichi. "Social System and Independence of Offspring of Tree Shrews." Primates 23 (1982): 189-205.

Lim, Boo L. "Note on the Food Habits of Ptilocercus lowii Gray (Pentail Tree-shrew) and Echinosorex gymnurus Raffles (Moonrat) in Malaya with Remarks on "Ecological Labelling" by Parasite Patterns." Journal of Zoology (London) 152 (1967): 375-379.

Martin, Robert D. "Reproduction and Ontogeny in Treeshrews (Tupaia belangeri) with Reference to Their General Behaviour and Taxonomic Relationships." Zeitschrift fur Tierzuchtung und Zuchtungsbiologie 25 (1968): 409-532.

-. "Treeshrews: Unique Reproductive Mechanism of

Systematic Importance." Science 152 (1966): 1402-1404.

Sargis, Eric J. "Functional Morphology of the Forelimb of Tupaiids (Mammalia, Scandentia) and Its Phylogenetic Implications." Journal of Morphology 253 (2002): 10-42.

-. "Functional Morphology of the Hindlimb of Tupaiids

(Mammalia, Scandentia) and Its Phylogenetic Implications." Journal of Morphology 254 (2002): 149-185.

-. "The Postcranial Morphology of Ptilocercus lowii

(Scandentia, Tupaiidae): An Analysis of Primatomorphan and Volitantian Characters." Journal of Mammalian Evolution 9 (2002): 137-160.

Schmitz, J├╝rgen, Martina Ohme, and Hans Zischler. "The

Complete Mitochondrial Genome of Tupaia belangeri and the Phylogenetic affiliation of Scandentia to Other Eutherian Orders." Molecular Biology and Evolution 17 (2000): 1334-1343.

Simpson, George G. "The Principles of Classification and a Classification of Mammals." Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 85 (1945): 1-350.

Robert D. Martin, PhD

Class Mammalia Order Dermoptera Family Cynocephalidae Number of families 1

Thumbnail description

Specialized herbivorous gliding mammals with a furred membrane extending around almost the entire margin of the body

Size

Cat-sized mammals with an overall length of approximately 30 in (75 cm) and a body weight of about 3 lb (1.35 kg)

Number of genera, species

1 genus; 2 species

Habitat

Evergreen tropical rainforest

Conservation status

Vulnerable: 1 species

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