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First record of a Nicobar treeshrew nest in a fallen palm tree

  • Manokaran Kamalakannan ORCID logo EMAIL logo , Gokulakrishnan G. , Venkatraman C. , Sivaperuman C. and Kailash Chandra
From the journal Mammalia


The Nicobar treeshrew Tupaia nicobarica (Zelebor 1869) is an endemic species found in the Great & Little Nicobar Islands in the Andaman Sea, India. A unique nest site of an adult male of Nicobar treeshrew was directly recorded which was found in a fallen dead palm tree at the littoral forests of Galathea National Park, Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve.

Corresponding author: Manokaran Kamalakannan, Zoological Survey of India, New Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal700053, India, E-mail:

Funding source: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India 10.13039/501100007907


The authors are grateful to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India for funding this expedition, and also thankful to the Officials of the Department of Environment and Forests, Andaman and Nicobar Islands for necessary permission to carry out the expedition and sampling at the Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve.

  1. Author contribution: All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

  2. Research funding: The authors are grateful to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India for funding this expedition.

  3. Conflict of interest statement: The authors declare no conflicts of interest regarding this article.


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Received: 2020-08-26
Accepted: 2020-10-07
Published Online: 2020-11-30
Published in Print: 2021-03-26

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