flying phalanger


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flying phalanger

n.
Any of several omnivorous arboreal marsupials of the family Petauridae, especially one of the genus Petaurus, native to Australia and New Guinea and having the ability to glide through the air by extending large folds of skin on the sides of the body between the forelegs and hind legs.
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flying phalanger

n
(Animals) any nocturnal arboreal phalanger of the genus Petaurus, of E Australia and New Guinea, having black-striped greyish fur and moving with gliding leaps using folds of skin between the hind limbs and forelimbs. Also called: glider
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fly′ing phalan′ger


n.
any of several phalangers having a fold of skin on each side of the body, permitting gliding leaps.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flying phalanger - nocturnal phalangers that move with gliding leaps using parachute-like folds of skin along the sides of the bodyflying phalanger - 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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