20 Mar (Tapan Road)
Tree shrew in the center.
Spotted sitting on a tree in the park. The first mammal from this family that I've ever seen, though I later saw several in Chiang Mai as well.
Location: Makunda Christian Hospital, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 27th July 2014
Equipment: Nikon D800 with Nikkor 300mm f2.8 + 2x TC
The treeshrews (or tree shrews or banxrings) are small mammals native to the tropical forests of Southeast Asia. They make up the families Tupaiidae, the treeshrews, and Ptilocercidae, the pen-tailed treeshrews, and the entire order Scandentia. There are 20 species in 5 genera. Treeshrews have a higher brain to body mass ratio than any other mammals, including humans, though high ratios are not uncommon for animals weighing less than a kilogram.