Location: Khonoma, Nagaland
Date: 25th November 2015
Equipment: Nikon D800 with Nikkor 300mm f2.8 + 2x TC
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.
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.