Definition of Tupaiidae
: a family of small arboreal mammals of southeastern Asia and the Pacific islands that comprise the tree shrews and are held to be insectivores or treated as primates of lowly organization and then placed with the lemurs and tarsiers in the suborder Prosimii
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Origin and Etymology of tupaiidae
New Latin, from Tupaia, type genus + -idae
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