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Yellow Bellied Glider Petaurus australis
2013-08-16 10:22:01

The yellow-bellied glider (Petaurus australis) is a species of gliding possum that can be found in eastern areas of Australia. Its range extends from Victoria to northern Queensland. It prefers a habitat within eucalypt forests, at elevations of up to 2,296 feet above sea level. This species holds two recognized subspecies, one of which is locally common and one that is rare to encounter....

Flying squirrel
2006-12-13 15:54:23

The flying squirrels, scientifically known as Pteromyini or Petauristini, are a tribe of squirrel (family Sciuridae). There are 43 species in this tribe, the largest of which is the woolly flying squirrel (Eupetaurus cinereus). The 2 species of the genus Glaucomys (Glaucomys sabrinus and Glaucomys volans) are native to North America. It is these that are commonly meant when the name "flying...

Feathertail Glider
2006-12-12 13:43:59

The Feathertail Glider (Acrobates pygmaeus), also known as the Pygmy Gliding Possum, is the world's smallest gliding mammal. It is named for its long feather-shaped tail. Although only the size of a very small mouse 2.56 to 3.15 in and .35 to .49 oz (65 to 80 mm and 10 to 14 g), it can leap and glide long distances from tree to tree. It can glide up to 27 yards (25 meters). Like other gliding...

Squirrel Glider
2006-12-12 13:41:46

The Squirrel Glider (Petaurus norfolcensis) is a flying possum of the marsupial family Petauridae. It is one of the wrist-winged gliders of the Petaurus genus. Like most of the wrist-winged gliders, the Squirrel Glider is endemic to Australia. It is about twice the size of the related Sugar Glider (P. breiceps). The Squirrel Glider eats mostly fruit and insects. They can glide up to 16.4...

Mahogany Glider
2006-12-12 13:40:07

The Mahogany Glider (Petaurus gracilis), which is named for its mahogany-brown color, is a highly endangered possum. They are very similar in appearance to both the smaller sized Sugar Glider and Squirrel Glider. The Mahogany Glider is restricted to a very small area, between Ingham and Tully in North Queensland, Australia. The reason for the Mahogany Glider being one of Australia's most...

Sugar Glider
2006-12-12 13:36:41

The Sugar Glider (Petaurus breviceps), sometimes called the Flying Sugar, is a small gliding possum. It is native to eastern and northern mainland Australia, New Guinea, and the Bismarck Archipelago, and introduced to Tasmania. Physical description The Sugar Glider is around 6.3 to 7.5 in (16 to 20 cm) long, with a tail almost as long as the body. It weighs between 3 and 5.3 oz (90 to...

Word of the Day
drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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