nTupaiathe type genus of the Tupaia: chief genus of tree shrews
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
ntupaiaThe typical genus of the family Tupaiidæ, the squirrel-shrows, containing several species of India, the Malay peninsula, and various Malayan islands. They are pretty little creatures of arboreal habits, with long bushy tails, feeding upon fruits and insects, with the general aspect and manners of squirrels. Some are called banxring and tana. Also written Tupaja, Tupaya.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
nTupaiatū-pā′ya the genus of squirrel-shrews found in the Malay Peninsula, &c.
Moreover this Squirrel, like some Tupaias, lives largely on the ground among fallen logs.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
Mountain tree shrews (Tupaia Montana), like this one, feed on the nectar coating the undersides of leaves of the Nepenthes lowii pitcher plant.