Tree Shrews: Unique Reproductive Mechanism of Systematic Importance

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Science  03 Jun 1966:
Vol. 152, Issue 3727, pp. 1402-1404
DOI: 10.1126/science.152.3727.1402


Tupaia offspring are maintained in a separate nest constructed by the male parent and are suckled by the female only once every 48 hours. The young are nevertheless able to maintain a constant external body temperature of 37°C.