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flying squirrel

n.
Any of various nocturnal squirrels of the tribe Pteromyini, having membranes along each side of the body between the forelegs and hind legs that are used for gliding between trees.

flying squirrel

n
(Animals) any nocturnal sciurine rodent of the subfamily Petauristinae, of Asia and North America. Furry folds of skin between the forelegs and hind legs enable these animals to move by gliding leaps

fly′ing squir′rel


n.
any of various nocturnal tree squirrels having extensible folds of skin along the body that permit long leaps.
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Noun1.flying squirrel - nocturnal phalangers that move with gliding leaps using parachute-like folds of skin along the sides of the bodyflying squirrel - nocturnal phalangers that move with gliding leaps using parachute-like folds of skin along the sides of the body
opossum, phalanger, possum - small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails
genus Petaurus, Petaurus - a genus of Phalangeridae
flying mouse - tiny flying phalanger
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Richardson has remarked, with the posterior part of their bodies rather wide and with the skin on their flanks rather full, to the so-called flying squirrels; and flying squirrels have their limbs and even the base of the tail united by a broad expanse of skin, which serves as a parachute and allows them to glide through the air to an astonishing distance from tree to tree.
From tree to tree the agile creatures sprang like flying squirrels, while the cold sweat stood upon my brow as I glimpsed the depths beneath, into which a single misstep on the part of either of my bearers would hurl me.
It has been reported that flying squirrels have been sighted in the vicinity of the project alignment.
With flying squirrels, for example, the natural gas infrastructure can create openings in the forest that are too wide for them to glide across, and suddenly their habitat is greatly decreased.
Experts think it probably supported a wing membrane, as seen in bats and gliding flying squirrels.
Black-and-white photography of these magnificent parks and their wildlife intersperses Wauer's tales of research projects, flying squirrels and gray owls at Crater Lake; prairie falcons and sidewinders at Death Valley; mountain lions and cave swallows at Big Bend, and much more.
Fish and Wildlife Service released radio-tagged flying squirrels in the area.
Woolly flying squirrels, blue whales, musk deer, cats etc were also those animals that ranked as endangered species in Pakistan and the main cause of their decline was also the global warming.
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Effects of forest structure on the distribution of southern flying squirrels (Glaucomys volans) in urban parks.
From tree and flying squirrels to prairie dogs and chipmunks, this offers in-depth descriptions of habits, habitats and characteristics, discusses their natural history, and provides lovely color photos of most common and unusual squirrels.
Jackson manages, in brief, clear, informal, enjoyable prose, to give readers an overview of relevant paleontology, biology, classification, ecology, and field anecdotes from 20 years of observation (Long-eared Scaly-tailed flying squirrels float in clouds like specks of ash, Mbuti pygmies burn the skins of Pei's Scaly-tail to make a medicine that renders their enemies helpless).