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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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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.
Survey for zoonotic rickettsial pathogens in northern flying squirrels, Glaucomys sabrinus, in California.
Male and female adults take turns sitting on their egg until the chick hatches, when it spends a month receiving fish from them, with neighbors like flying squirrels and salamanders to keep it company.
In the end, the organization settled on the Flying Squirrels despite relatively little fan support for this particular option, leaving some commentators to believe this name had been chosen from the beginning.
You would be thrilled to see young students outside actively participating in real-world experiences like investigating vernal ponds, monitoring northern flying squirrels and building nesting boxes for wood ducks.
This guide is divided into color coded sections on chipmunks, marmots, antelope squirrels, ground squirrels, prairie dogs, tree squirrels, and flying squirrels.
According to the researchers, when Japanese giant flying squirrels glided over to a tree in the monkeys' vicinity, adults and adolescent macaques started hollering at it threateningly.
It is associated with a cycle of infection involving flying squirrels and their ectoparasites and secondary transmission to humans.
To address this need we conducted a long-term study focusing on home-range size of southern flying squirrels inhabiting a forested, riparian landscape peninsula.
THE Mirror set off on the trail of the killer flying squirrels armed with nothing more than trusty binoculars and a map.
Small creatures called chiropters live in trees and glide like flying squirrels from branch to branch, but among them a mutant is born named Dusk, who has the ability to fly and to see in the dark.