The world’s gliding mammals are an extraordinary group of animals that have the ability to glide from tree to tree with seemingly effortless grace. There are more than 60 species of gliding mammals including the flying squirrels from Europe and North America, the scaly-tailed flying squirrels from central Africa and the gliding possums of Australia and New Guinea.
Family: Sciuridae, Pteromyini
Description: A medium-sized glider with dull reddish-brown fur, tipped with buff on the upper parts of the body. Its underparts are off-white. A broad band of red-brown extends from between and around its eyes to its ears.
There are long, stiff hairs behind and in front of its ears. Its tail is thickly haired, blackish-red above and buff with blackish-red tips of fur below.
Distribution: Occurs in Indonesia in western Kalimantan (known only from a single specimen from Pontianak), and on Sumatra.
Reproduction: Nothing is known.
Diet: Nothing is known.
Ecology: Nothing is known.
Status: Data Deficient.
|M||c. 388 g|
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