Anomaluridae

Anomaluridae

[ə¦näm·ə¦lu̇r·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The African flying squirrels, a small family in the order Rodentia characterized by the climbing organ, a series of scales at the root of the tail.
References in periodicals archive ?
2002: Molecular systematics of Sciurognathi (Rodentia): the mitochondrial cytochrome b and 12S rRNA genes support the Anomaluroidea (Pedetidae and Anomaluridae).
Gliding has evolved independently in at least six groups of mammalian taxa namely Volitatia, Pteromyinae, Anomaluridae, Acrobates, Petaurus and Petauroides (Stafford et al.