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Flying squirrel

Flying squirrel

(Science: zoology) One of a group of squirrels, of the genera Pteromus and Sciuropterus, having parachute-like folds of skin extending from the fore to the hind legs, which enable them to make very long leaps.

The species of Pteromys are large, with bushy tails, and inhabit southern asia and the East Indies; those of Sciuropterus are smaller, with flat tails, and inhabit the northern parts of Europe, asia, and America. The American species (Sciuropterus volucella) is also called Assapan. The Australian flying squrrels, or flying phalangers, are marsupials. See flying phalanger (above).

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What is this?

adorable. that's what that is. flying squirrel maybe? actually yeah that's what it looks like. google.com/images flying squirrels.

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by Jillo725
Wed May 05, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What is this?
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What are your country's endemic animals?

... USA. common: includes opossum, Red fox, Skunk (of course), Chipmunks, flying squirrel, Eastern coyote, bobcat, bald eagle, red tailed hawk, racoon, wood chucks, beaver,black ...

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by Linn
Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:20 am
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Topic: What are your country's endemic animals?
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The Fiber Disease

Hartuk, Red squirrels in Michigan are getting squirrel pox, I have seen it on a squirrel we had, they ... a way. Species specific, and the connect from the amoba, to protozoa, to plant, to flying bugs, to fish, to mouse, and eventually to man. But, what if we were all created ...

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by Skytroll
Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:00 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Humans evolved from animals that can glide

... monkeys might be tree dwelling animals like the ancestors of bats.the flying squirrel example was to tell that tree dwelling mammals evolved to flying squirrels,bats,small ...

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by David George
Fri Mar 03, 2006 6:46 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Humans evolved from animals that can glide
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