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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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.
A NEWLY discovered species of flying squirrel is straight on to the list of the world's 25 rarest animals.
The species that belong to genus Biswamoyopterus, comprised two large (1.4-1.8 kg) species endemic to southern Asia: the Namdapha flying squirrel (India) and the Laotian giant flying squirrel (Lao PDR).
Dusk was falling when we entered the forest, and almost immediately Siti spotted a red giant flying squirrel perched high up on the trunk of a tree.
NEED TO KNOW | SARAH MARSHALL travelled with Inside Japan, who offer the 14-night Japan Enchantment small group tour, which includes a stay in Karuizawa and some flying squirrel watching.
From top: Tamatani Hiroo recording data of Asian black bear sightings; a Karelian bear dog and, left, a flying squirrel NEED TO KNOW | SARAH MARSHALL travelled with Inside Japan, who offer the 14-night Japan Enchantment small group tour, which includes a stay in Karuizawa and some flying squirrel watching.
In 2000, more than 200 public bins were NEED TO KNOW | SARAH MARSHALL travelled with Inside Japan, who offer the 14-night Japan Enchantment small group tour, which includes a stay in Karuizawa and some flying squirrel watching.
'The ZSP also conducted survey on the threatened species including Blue bull and wooly flying squirrel, mid-winter waterfowl census of major wetland' they said.
It's a flying squirrel, a most unusual member of the rodent family.
Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel each have their own unique abilities that keeps certain levels fresh.
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