The few mammals, such as deer, civet, Digs, shrews and monkeys, as wellas the birds and insects, resemble ordinary Malayan forms.
Similarly the dull coloration of the two sets of animals is very possibly procryptic and serves to hide both shrews and squirrels from enemies.
Squirrelshrews occur in the Palawan-Calamianes group, and true shrews at various points in the archipelago.
Of the Insectivora numerous forms of moles, shrews and hedgehogs prevail.
JUMPING-SHREW, a popular name for any of the terrestrial insectivora of the African family Macroscelididae, of which there are a number of species ranging over the African continent, representing the tree-shrews of Asia.