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1

Give the only organisms found within this order ?

Tree shrews

2

Why is name Tree Shrew an ineffective description of these organisms ?

They are not shrews
Semi-terrestrial, not always in trees

3

How many species of tree shrew exist ?

19 species

4

Where are tree shrews found ?

In south east Asia

5

Give the diet of tree shrews.

Omnivorous, often eat insects

6

Describe the parental care and birth of tree shrews

Very undeveloped when born
No parental care

7

Give the dental adaption of the tree shrew.

Lower incisors which point outwards.
Used for feeding and grooming

8

When did the order Scandentia separate from the primates ?

86.2 million years ago