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The "flying" lemur of Malaysia is the champion of all gliding mammals. Researchers are discovering how these animals move with the help of a miniature backpack outfitted with accelerometers.
A new fossil discovery from China shows that a tiny squirrel-like creature glided through the air during the age of dinosaurs, more than 75 million years earlier than scientists had documented that ability in a mammal.
Squirrel is the common name for rodents of the family Sciuridae. In everyday speech in the English-speaking world, it usually refers to members of the genera Sciurus and Tamiasciurus. These typical members of the family are tree squirrels with large bushy tails. They are indigenous to Europe, Asia and the United States. Similar genera are found in Africa. The Sciuridae family also includes flying squirrels, and ground squirrels such as the chipmunks, prairie dogs, and woodchucks. The...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.