Northern Treeshrew

Tupaia belangeri

The Northern Treeshrew (Tupaia belangeri) is a species of treeshrew found in Southeast Asia.

It was chosen as one of the 16 mammals to have their genomes sequenced by the Broad Institute, and a low coverage assembly of genome was released by the Broad Institute in June 2006. The genome will be useful in comparisons with the other genomes to identify genes. Complete mitochondrial genome data supports the hypothesis that there is a closer phylogenetic relationship of Tupaia to rabbits than to primates.

Adult weight : 0.2 kg (0.44 lbs)

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