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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Cursory observations of hard mast production indicated peak flying squirrel densities coincided with abundant acorn or hickory nut production and vice versa.
Role of kinship in the formation of southern flying squirrel winter aggregations.
However, in 1975, the southern flying squirrel, Glaucomys volans, was found to be naturally infected with R.
We investigated home-range size of the southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans) in a forested riparian landscape peninsula in the Georgia Piedmont.
The Service also proposed this year to delist two other species due to recovery: the West Virginia northern flying squirrel and the Northern Rocky Mountain DPS of the gray wolf.
The text is accessible and lively, the questions are apt (how do you make a flying squirrel anyway?
In 1959, the world of animated television changed forever--as the groundwork was laid for future cartoon series like "The Simpsons" and "SpongeBob SquarePants"--with the appearance of a perky flying squirrel and his slow-witted sidekick of a moose.
She watched Raccoon wash a water-lily root and share it with Flying Squirrel.
But veteran voice actress June Foray, best known as the voice of the flying squirrel Rocky in ``The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle'' on television and in a recent feature film, is alarmed by this increased reliance on stars.
A flying squirrel and an impossibly dumb moose called on to save the day?
A few other mammals, such as the flying squirrel, can glide.
In addition to the 22 species that he observed, Lyon (1923) listed nine species as "almost certain to be found": little brown myotis, northern myotis (Keen's myotis until recently), big brown bat, silver-haired bat, hoary bat, meadow vole, meadow jumping mouse, southern flying squirrel and gray squirrel.
The biologists call this an "umbrella" approach: Protect the species most at risk--grizzly, wolf, goshawk, marten, river otter, mountain goat, flying squirrel, boreal owl and great blue heron--and hope the rest of the ecosystem survives, too.
Images include a sneezing squirrel, above, by Peter Skillen, and, below left, a pushy squirrel by Will Dawes and a flying squirrel by Julie Bailey
Featured are cardinal, turtle, otter, fox, raccoon, deer, duck, bobcat, rabbit, skunk, flying squirrel, waterthrush, and black bear babies.