The Mindanao Treeshrew (Urogale everetti), also called the Philippine tree shrew, is a species of treeshrew endemic to the Mindanao region in the Philippines. It is the only member of the genus Urogale. The scientific name commemorates British colonial administrator and zoological collector Alfred Hart Everett.
Range and Habitat
It is found, as its two names suggest, it lives in Mindanao, in the Philippines. It lives in rain forests and montane forests.
It is the heaviest treeshrew, weighing about 355 g, and is terrestrial. The body is 17-20 cm, and the tail is 11-17 cm. It has a particularly elongated snout and a rounded, even-haired tail. The fur is brownish, but with orange or yellow underparts.
It is diurnal in its habits, and it climbs well and runs fast on the ground.
Its diet is varied. It includes insects, lizards, young birds, bird's eggs, and fruit.
It is thought that in the wild, it nests on the ground, or on cliffs. Their breeding habits have been observed in captivity, where females have produced 1 or 2 young after a gestation period of 54-56 days.