Asian giant flying squirrels

Asian giant flying squirrels

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Sciuridae
Subfamily : Pteromyinae
Genus : Petaurista

 

Facts about the genus Petaurista, the Asian giant flying squirrels

Main Entry: petaurista petaurista is one of more than 1,000,000 entries available at Merriam-WebsterUnabridged. (Full text)

Petaurista petaurista is characterized by its large eyes and mahogany-red coloring, though coloration varies with environment.

Flying squirrel Petaurista petaurista is also present but Himalayan musk deer Moschus chrysogaster, reported by local people to have existed in the past, may now be locally extinct (Green, 1981).

html COUNTRYIndia - Himachal Pradesh: Flying squirrel Petaurista petaurista is also present but Himalayan musk deer Moschus chrysogaster, reported by local people to have existed in the past, may .

petaurista is still well adapted to the low light of the understory.

A creature like a giant flying squirrel or a colugo that can glide more than 100m with almost no loss in altitude has little need to fly in a rainforest (the giant flying squirrel I saw in Borneo, at the Danum Valley Research Centre in Sabah, apparently made nightly glides across a fairly large river from its day roost into the forest - quite a thing to see in the lat afternoon, especially as this species (Petaurista petaurista) is (Full text)

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