Treeshrews are not shrews, and most are not found in trees. These squirrel-sized, brownish mammals with large, dark, lashless eyes were once thought to be primates. Most scientists now grant them their own order, Scandentia. This book describes the results of the first comparative study of the ecology of treeshrews in the wild.
Louise H. Emmons is a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution Division of Mammals. She is the author of Neotropical Rainforest Mammals: A Field Guide (second edition, 1997).