flying squirrel


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Therefore, I can see no difficulty, more especially under changing conditions of life, in the continued preservation of individuals with fuller and fuller flank-membranes, each modification being useful, each being propagated, until by the accumulated effects of this process of natural selection, a perfect so-called flying squirrel was produced.
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.
TABLE 2 Sample size necessary to achieve a given level of precision on estimates of percent occupancy by southern flying squirrel with systematic (1) or cluster sampling (3, 5, 7) of nest boxes in southeast Ohio, 1995-98.
This book will capture the attention of a wide age group, and is filled with factual information and imaginative activities, from making animal footprints to creating a glider that imitates a flying squirrel.
Teddy Roosevelt had a macaw, three rats, a flying squirrel, and a pony, Algonquin, which his boys once smuggled onto an elevator.
Known as the Flying Squirrel, she may well be the best six-year-old surfer and skater on the planet.
Local wild animals such as skunk, fox, flying squirrel and fisher will be introduced.
In the end, the children learn to identify signs of 10 different species of animals and birds (including Townsend's big-eared bat, the flying squirrel, ermine and coyote) in the Cascades.
Ruppert's skydiving suit, sometimes called a flying-squirrel suit, features special fabric underneath its arms and allows the wearer to glide through the air in the manner of a flying squirrel.
Communal nesting and reproduction of the southern flying squirrel in montane Virginia.
Chloe Gale, eight, said: "A flying squirrel, just because they're cool.
Hardwood Forests - barred owl box, 33x18x16, $50; or flying squirrel box, 9x9x13, $25.