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Horsfield's Treeshrew
Tupaia javanica
Common Name Javan Treeshrew
Range Indonesia
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Scandentia
Family Tupaiidae
Genus Tupaia
Species Tupaia javanica
Conservation Status
Least Concern

The Horsfield's treeshrew or Javan treeshrew (Tupaia javanica), is a species of treeshrew in the Tupaiidae family. It is endemic to Indonesia.

First described by Thomas Horsfield in 1822, the habitat requirements of Horsfield's treeshrew are still undocumented. The species can be found on several Indonesian islands: Bali, Java, West Sumatra, and Nias. Several subspecies have been proposed based on variation in colorization; however, color is an unreliable distinguishing character.