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Tupai: A Field Study of Bornean Treeshrews

Louise Emmons

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222915
eISBN:
9780520925045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222915.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Treeshrews suffer from chronic mistaken identity: they are not shrews, and most are not found in trees. These squirrel-sized, brownish mammals with large, dark, lashless eyes were at one time thought ... More


Tupai: an Introduction

Louise H. Emmons

in Tupai: A Field Study of Bornean Treeshrews

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222915
eISBN:
9780520925045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222915.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This introductory chapter explains the theme of this book, which is about the treeshrews of Borneo. It provides a brief overview of thought on treeshrew taxonomy and phylogeny and the search for ... More


The Study Species

Louise H. Emmons

in Tupai: A Field Study of Bornean Treeshrews

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222915
eISBN:
9780520925045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222915.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter reviews selected aspects of the anatomy and physiology of treeshrews that are especially pertinent to their ecology. It suggests that the teeth and digestive tracts of treeshrews are ... More


The Milieu: Field Study Sites and Habitats

Louise H. Emmons

in Tupai: A Field Study of Bornean Treeshrews

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222915
eISBN:
9780520925045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222915.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter describes field-study research on the habitats of treeshrews in Malaysia. About 20 percent of the mammal species of Borneo are endemic to it, including seven of its ten species of ... More


Treeshrews in Their Habitat

Louise H. Emmons

in Tupai: A Field Study of Bornean Treeshrews

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222915
eISBN:
9780520925045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222915.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter describes the behavior of treeshrews in their habitat. It explains the paths down which treeshrews travel in the forest outline where they seek and find food, and that their physical ... More


Diet and Foraging Behavior

Louise H. Emmons

in Tupai: A Field Study of Bornean Treeshrews

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222915
eISBN:
9780520925045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222915.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines the diet and foraging behavior of treeshrews in Malaysia, explaining that the diet of treeshrews was from earliest reports correctly known to consist of fruit and insects. It ... More


Nesting Behavior

Louise H. Emmons

in Tupai: A Field Study of Bornean Treeshrews

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222915
eISBN:
9780520925045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222915.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines the nesting behavior and maternal-care system in treeshrews. It explains that treeshrews' nest site and the nest itself are primary defenses against exposure and predation, and ... More


Activity Patterns

Louise H. Emmons

in Tupai: A Field Study of Bornean Treeshrews

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222915
eISBN:
9780520925045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222915.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter describes the daily activity patterns of treeshrews based on the recorded activities of radio-tagged individuals. It describes the length of active and resting period of treeshrews and ... More


Use of Space

Louise H. Emmons

in Tupai: A Field Study of Bornean Treeshrews

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222915
eISBN:
9780520925045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222915.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter investigates the treeshrews' use of space. The analysis of daily activities of treeshrews indicates that the home ranges of treeshrews are often highly irregular in outline, with odd ... More


Social Organization

Louise H. Emmons

in Tupai: A Field Study of Bornean Treeshrews

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222915
eISBN:
9780520925045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222915.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines the social organization of treeshrews. It describes their social relationships from the deployment of their home ranges, and the relative movements of radio-tagged and trapped ... More


Life History

Louise H. Emmons

in Tupai: A Field Study of Bornean Treeshrews

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222915
eISBN:
9780520925045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222915.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines the life history of treeshrews. It describes the absentee system of parental care in treeshrews, their birth seasonality, and the reproductive output of individual females. The ... More


Predation, Predators, and Alarm Behaviors

Louise H. Emmons

in Tupai: A Field Study of Bornean Treeshrews

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222915
eISBN:
9780520925045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222915.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines the predation and alarm behaviors in treeshrews. It explains that the chief antipredator strategy of treeshrews is to avoid being noticed, and they accomplish this by ... More


Synthesis

Louise H. Emmons

in Tupai: A Field Study of Bornean Treeshrews

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222915
eISBN:
9780520925045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222915.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the treeshrews of Borneo. It explains that the small number of living tupaiid species and the fossil record suggests that the treeshrews' ... More


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