The Order Scandentia consists of two families with living representatives,
the Tupaiidae (about four
genera and nineteen species, central and southern South Asia, southern China, Southeast Asia,
western Indonesia, and southern Philippines) and the Ptilocercidae (one species, Southeast Asia and
Sumatra and nearby islands). Many forms from each family are present on the coastal islands of
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