ABOVE: Splendid Treeshrew Tupaia splendidula. The  type specimen collected on Pulau  Laut a small island north of Bunguran Besar in the Natuna Islands.  When the Sunda Basin was drowned by rising sea levels  between 20,000 to 10,000 years ago many hills and mountains were converted into isolated islands. As the Splendid Treeshrew was the most common treeshrew of the Sunda Basin, this is now the most common treeshrew to be found on the Natuna Islands.

Illustration by Joseph Wolf  from the type description of Tupaia splendidula in the Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,  1865.

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