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Definition of tree shrew in English:

noun

A small squirrel-like insectivorous mammal with a pointed snout, native to SE Asia, especially Borneo.
Example sentences
  • They proposed a monophyletic clade that includes primates, the tree shrew, the flying lemur, rabbit, and rodents.
  • The mammals the researchers studied were the platypus, echidna, opossum, wallaby, hedgehog, mouse, rat, rabbit, cow, pig, bat, tree shrew, colugo, ringtail lemur, and humans.
  • Group III contains many of the most studied mammals, including the primates, rodents, rabbits, and a tree shrew.

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