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A small squirrellike insectivorous mammal with a pointed snout, native to Southeast Asia, especially Borneo.
- ‘They proposed a monophyletic clade that includes primates, the tree shrew, the flying lemur, rabbit, and rodents.’
- ‘Group III contains many of the most studied mammals, including the primates, rodents, rabbits, and a tree shrew.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Like elephant shrews, tree shrews have often been considered a divergent family of Insectivora.’
- ‘In the first scene a small bird rests peacefully in a tree with its back toward the next scene, evidently unaware of the small tree shrew perched beside a water jar below.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.