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Bangsring, Banxring, any animal of the insectivorous genus Tupaia, with seven species, typical of the family Tupaidae, and most abundant in the Malay Islands and Indo-Chinese countries, but with one species in the Khasia Mountains and one near Madras. They are squirrel-like shrews, with bushy tails, generally arboreal, but also feeding on the ground and among dwarf bushes. The genus Hylomys (two species), in which the tail is shorter, ranges from Tenasserim to Java and Borneo.