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Mammalia > Scandentia > Tupaiidae > Tupaia

Tupaia nicobarica Zelebor, 1869 – Nicobar Tree Shrew

Taxonomic Notes:

This species is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (

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Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (

According to IUCN Red List population of this endemic species is decreasing all over its range. There are no estimates of its population available, but is belived to be common in some part but threatened. Threat to its survival come from habitat loss and fragmentation due to logging and agricultural expansion, apart from occasional trapping and hunting. As the population is restricted only to a small locality any small alteration in the habitat may contribute its constant decline.

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bayani, A. 2022. Tupaia nicobarica Zelebor, 1869 – Nicobar Tree Shrew. A. Bayani, R. Chakravarty, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (editors). Mammals of India, v. 1.13. editors.
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