Petaurus


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Petaurus

 

(lesser gliding possum), a genus of mammals of the family Phalangeridae. The body measures 12–32 cm in length, and the tail 15–48 cm. Gliding membranes extend along the sides of the body between the front and hind limbs. The animals can glide as much as 55 m. There are three species, which are distributed in Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea and on some nearby islands. Individuals of two other related genera of Phalangeridae, Acrobates and Schoinobates, each with a single species, are also referred to as gliding possums.

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Distribution, habitat preferences and management of the yellow-bellied glider, Petaurus australis, on the Bago Plateau, New South Wales: a reassessment of the population and its status.--Wildl.
alboniger 110 -- -- Pteromys volans orii 31 52.8 1.7 -- P petaurista 71 104.3 3.1 8.9 Petaurus australis 22 140 2.0 Petaurus breviceps -- 42 1.8 Petaurus gracilis -- 60 1.9 Petaurus norfolcensis 85 47 1.8 Galeopterus variegatus 222 150 -- -- Ground Vertical Species speed (m s_1) Drop (m) Petaurista -- -- leucogenys -- -- P petaurista 7.4 P philippensis 7.0 7.5 Glaucomys volans -- 1.8 G.
Holland G J, Bennett AF and van der Ree R (2007) Time-budget and feeding behaviour of the squirrel glider (Petaurus norfolcensis) in remnant linear habitat.
Menkhorst PW, Weavers BW, and Alexander JSA (1998) Distribution, habitat and conservation status of the Squirrel Glider Petaurus Norfolcensis (Petauridae, Marsupialia) in Victoria.
Quin DG (1995) Population Ecology of the Squirrel Glider (Petaurus norfolcensis) and the Sugar Glider (P.
Nitrogen requirements of the sugar glider (Petaurus breviceps), an omnivorous marsupial, on a honey-pollen diet.
Suckling GC (1984) Population ecology of the sugar glider Petaurus breviceps, in a system of fragmented habitats.
van der Ree R (2006) Road upgrade in Victoria a filter to the movement of the endangered Squirrel glider (Petaurus norfolcensis): Results of a pilot study.
2 0.7 Sugar Glider Petaurus breviceps 7 2.4 Common Ringtail Possum Pseudocheirus peregrinus 98 34.1 Long-nosed Potoroo Potorous tridactylus 1 0.3 Bush Rat Rattus fuscipes 61 21.3 Unidentified birds 10 3.5 Total prey items 287
Kortner G and Geiser F (2000) Torpor and activity patterns in free-ranging sugar gliders Petaurus breviceps (Marsupialia).
Myers S (1997) A note on the Sugar Glider Petaurus breviceps.