flying squirrel

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Synonyms for flying squirrel

nocturnal phalangers that move with gliding leaps using parachute-like folds of skin along the sides of the body

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The large red flying squirrel Petaurista albiventer (Gray, 1834), which was first recorded as Pteromys albiventer in its type locality Nepal, inhabits northern Pakistan eastward through India and Nepal into southwestern China, where it is located in the Himalayan temperate forests at elevations of 1350 m to the upper tree line limit at about 3000 m (Ellerman, 1940; Ellerman and Morrison-Scott, 1950; Ellerman, 1961; Corbet and Hill, 1992; Roberts, 1977; Thorington et al.
FOCAL WILDLIFE SPECIES: West Virginia northern flying squirrel and Cheat Mountain salamander
The Indian giant flying squirrel (Petaurista philippensis Elliot, 1839) is a nocturnal arboreal rodent and has the widest distribution among all the flying squirrels in the tropical and sub-tropical zones of southeastern Asia (Wilson & Reeder 2005).
And "A Small Surfer" tells the extraordinary tale of precocious Quincy Symonds, otherwise known as the Flying Squirrel.
Flying squirrel (tribe of pteromyini) and Petaurus breviceps are very similar to each other with their big eyes, the white bellies and the stiff integument segment that takes place between their arm and legs and provides soaring and keeping the balance; therefore, they have been regarded as close relatives.
A CHIPMUNK and a flying squirrel, taken during a raid on Clarences Community Farm in Port Clarence, were returned following an appeal in the Gazette.
Launched by a group of self-professed industry innovators under the banner of Flying Squirrel, Debbi is described as "the next evolution in pre-paid EFTPOS card functionality, designed for use by any business or association that needs to safely and efficiently make reward/funds available to internal or external customers, in a risk-free and seamless process".
A giant flying squirrel, its fur red and white, spotted initially by scientists at a bush meat market in Laos.
PYONGYANG (CyHAN)- A giant flying squirrel, a skydiving gecko and an eyeless cave-dwelling spider are among the 367 new species that have been discovered in the Greater Mekong region in the past two years, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said in a statement on Thursday.
Inspired by vertebrates like the flying squirrel, the flying fish and the flying snake, which use their aerodynamic bodies to extend their jumping range to avoid predators, the "jumpglider" combines an aeroplane-shaped body with a spring-based mechanical foot that propels the robot into the air.
There are five species of tree squirrels well-known in the United States: the fox squirrel, the gray squirrel, the red squirrel, the southern flying squirrel, and the northern flying squirrel.
Live Animal Program "The Nature of My Backyard,'' featuring local wild animals including a skunk, fox, flying squirrel and fisher, 10 a.
The southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans) is a small, nocturnal secondary cavity-nester that inhabits deciduous forests and mixed woodlands of the eastern United States, eastern and southern Mexico, and parts of Central America (Dolan and Carter, 1977; Hall, 1981).
Experimental studies have been conducted on the bioenergetics (Pearson, 1947) and foraging behavior of the Southern flying squirrel (Thomas and Weigl, 1998).